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Tales of Badass Mathematicians: Cardano (via Measure of Doubt)
This is simply awesome. My friends and I were just talking about how certain subjects can be so boring. Math and History won the top spots but now that I’m reading this, I think I might change my mind.
When people think of excitement, intrigue, and violence, they rarely think of mathematicians. That's because they haven't heard enough about Girolamo Cardano: 16th century Italian mathematician, physician, inventor, and general badass. This situation must be remedied. Cardano was one of the first mathematicians … Read More