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PASCAL’S WAGER: A MEDIEVAL GOD VS. A MODERN GOD

By Prof. Kausik Gangopadhyay Blaise Pascal, a gifted French mathematician and physicist of the seventeenth century, was an interesting character. Working on his own, Pascal discovered most of the Euclidean Geometry in his early adolescence. By his early teens, he invented a calculating machine—with no less than 20 prototypes called “Pascalines” made—to perform all four arithmetic operations. Unfortunately, prohibitively high …Read more »

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