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Measuring the world

Recently I have been reading science fiction books. Not the Isaac Asimov types, but fictional stories which are loosely based on scientists. The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth Trilogy was an excellent series with stories about Kepler, Newton, Galileo and Einstein. Another book which I’ve just finished is Measuring the World, which portrays the lives of Gauss […]

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Of Kepler, Galileo and the Sky’s Dark Labyrinth

It is no surprise to people who know me, that I am quite ignorant about history and geography, among other things. If you were to ask me what century Galileo lived in, I couldn’t tell you (16th – 17th). The possibility that Galileo and Kepler lived during the same time period and on the same continent, […]

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A Mathematician’s Apology – Quotes

Time and again, I read books, especially autobiographies, to read about great men. Only once in a while, do I get mesmerized with an amazing personality. And when I find one, I find all the books and articles by them and try to absorb as much about them as possible. There was the Muhammad Ali […]

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Knowing nearly everything

I just finished reading Bill Bryson’s book. I’m amazed. It took me over four months of sporadic reading to get through this book. He does a good job. I can only imagine his job – to travel around the world finding information and then distilling it down into a book. To draw parallels, analogies and […]

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