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Travis Macdonald

 

 

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Years repeatedly crossed the

stage. In the general theory of relativity, we

reason,

you

believe.

This truth is limited, and we shall

twice succeed[ed] in getting

its limitation on the basis

 

of the

red and blue pimpernels (Anagallis arvensis and coerulea).

To you it shall

be

 

for meat.

Establish the distance between two points on

 

to

the same conclusion in several other analogous cases. It,

thing that creepeth,

that we may well be permitted to doubt

once and for all and

for meat.

Sterile

as

 

a standard measure if, now

every thing that he had

[hand?] that. The sterility of

various species when crossed is so different in degree.

 

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Author's Note:

π (pi or 3.141593) is a transcendental number, which suggests, among other things, that no finite sequence of algebraic operations on integers (powers, roots, sums, etc.) can be equal to its value. Consequently, its decimal representation never ends or repeats. It divides in endless variation.

The preceding text is composed solely of language borrowed in direct numerical sequence from The Book of Genesis, Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (Chapter 8 - Hybridism) and Albert Einstein's Special and General Theory of Relativity. Each poem is comprised of individual lines whose word count corresponds precisely with the relative decimal point of pi to its first one thousand places. When drawing from each source, the author has taken great care never to exceed 3 consecutive lines from any given text and, even then, only in cases where the process of natural selection demands. While the original language of each line is faithfully preserved, each selection has been re-punctuated for narrative purposes.