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It's so scary to think how intelligent and creative Archimedes was... it's easier to think he's an alien. he has so little in common with my mud-brain

Archimedes anticipated modern calculus and analysis by applying the concept of the infinitely small and the method of exhaustion to derive and rigorously prove a range of geometrical theorems,[14][15] including: the area of a circle; the surface area and volume of a sphere; area of an ellipse; the area under a parabola; the volume of a segment of a paraboloid of revolution; the volume of a segment of a hyperboloid of revolution; and the area of a spiral.[16][17]

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Adaydreambeliever · 56-60, FVIP
LOL I hates maths! I think he must have been an alien :P
Midnightnerd · 18-21, M
[@7167,Adaydreambeliever] I'd accept being taken by aliens if I could be made smarter.
YMITheWayIM · 41-45, M
Is he the Eureka one?
"You could give Aristotle a tutorial. And you could thrill him to the core of his being. Aristotle was an encyclopedic polymath, an all time intellect. Yet not only can you know more than him about the world. You also can have a deeper understanding of how everything works. Such is the privilege of living after Newton, Darwin, Einstein, Planck, Watson, Crick and their colleagues.

I'm not saying you're more intelligent than Aristotle, or wiser. For all I know, Aristotle's the cleverest person who ever lived. That's not the point. The point is only that science is cumulative, and we live later.”
― Richard Dawkins
MotherHubbard · 56-60, F
We all have these problem solving talents. They name streets after famous brilliant Sicilian people all around the island, but still never get to everybody.

 
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