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September 30, 2003

Archimedes

NOVA is doing Archimedes. I'll be there, God-willing.

Posted by razib at 12:00 AM




I hope they talk about Archimedes' war toys. I have the most respect for thinkers like Archimedes who were so far ahead of everyone else of their time.

Posted by: Jon Wilkins at September 30, 2003 03:22 PM


This was a fabulous show about something I never heard about: how they found one of his lost pampliset's. If it wasn't 'lost' in the 10th century, history might have been different, because he outlines some issues that would have made the discovery of calculus easier. Could you imagine what would have happened if calculus was developed 100 years before Newton?

Posted by: eric f at October 1, 2003 11:46 AM


eric, don't you have a germanic surname? where's the tribal love man, newton AND liebniz.

Posted by: razib at October 1, 2003 12:28 PM