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Friday, January 09, 2009

Oh, Pythagoras

In Simon Singh's wonderful book on Fermat's Last Theorem, he tells of the death of Pythagoras of Samos:
Following the death of their founder and the attack by Cylon, the Brotherhood left Croton for other cities in Magna Graecia, but the persecution continued and eventually many of them had to settle in foreign lands. This enforced migration encouraged the Pythagoreans to spread their mathematical gospel throughout the ancient world...
It is difficult to murder ideas. Most attempts to do so fail.


Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Wonderful, something we should all remember. We are still winning this game.

January 11, 2009 9:33 AM  
Blogger Kea said...

Good to hear from you, Louise. Please blog for us about the latest news on evidence of black hole precedence in the early universe - just as you predicted!

January 11, 2009 10:07 AM  

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