"God Bows To Math" as written by and Mike Watt Jack Brewer....
In the tombs of Enoch
In the queen's chamber
She lived
Guarding the holy cubit

God-given accuracy
Measuring untold prophecies
How she loved
That sacred inch


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    General CommentHere's what it says in the CD notes:

    In the tombs of Enoch,
    in the queen's chamber,
    she lived, guarding the holy cubit

    God-given accuracy,
    measuring untold prophecies
    how she loved, that sacred inch.


    And I think the song is a clever sexual joke.
    realitysoldieron September 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI suspect this may be the central reference:
    "Also he made the cast metal sea, ten cubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and its height was five cubits and its circumference thirty cubits. " --2 Chronicles 4:2

    This passage along with another one (in 1 Kings 7:23) has been source of some amusing historical controversy since it suggests an impossible circule. A circle with a diameter of 10 cubits would actually be 31.42 cubits around--more than 30. This is actually a difference of about 2 feet, but I suspect this diference is the "sacred inch[es]".

    Only a truly devoted biblical literalist would claim that this passage actually implies that pi = 3. Any religious person with common sense (i.e. most, but not all) would admit that "God Bows to Math" here--in a sense admitting that math is more pure than God.
    rcktmrtnon November 01, 2013   Link

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