How many scenarios can you recall of humans being in some, so-called, perfect place? Whether that place was the Garden of Eden, Christianity’s Heaven, some religious or mythological equivalent to Heaven, some science-fiction or fantasy utopia, or other such conceived perfect places, has it ever occurred to you that the presence of imperfect humans there would destroy the place’s identity and main characteristic of being a perfect place?
THE PERFECT number… and some architectural features found in the Pantheon.
A round or eye-like opening or design
A whole number whose summed factors equal it (6,28,496,8128)
Any building with a circular ground plan, and sometimes covered by a dome
A low-density, lightweight volcanic rock
The compact, finer-grained material in which the crystals are embedded in a porphyritic rock (groundmass also called matrix)
An igneous rock consisting of large-grained crystals such as feldspar or quartz dispersed in a fine-grained silicate rich, generally aphanitic matrix or groundmass
On Monday night, the NFL replacement officials made a terrible call that robbed the Green Bay Packers of a victory, and gave the Seattle Seahawks one, on the final play of the game. Watch the video through the link and judge for yourself, if you have not seen it. The NFL has tried to support this decision, but I doubt anybody but Seattle fans and their team are buying it.
Back in June, 2010, American League umpire Jim Joyce made a wrong call on the final out of a Indians – Tigers game that robbed Detroit pitcher Armando Galarraga of a perfect game. To be fair, Jim Joyce publicly apologized, but he should have pushed major league baseball to reverse the ruling given it had no external impact like game outcome or playoff race, or different outcome the way it was allowed to play out.
Both of these were potentially game ending rulings if done right. That is, what came after would not have mattered. There were no “what ifs” had the rulings been changed, like a mid-game ruling where there were lots to still play for and anything might still have happened.
So why can’t they be reversed and the correct results be placed in the record books?