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Blaise Pascal (19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, philosopher, writer and Catholic theologian. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest mathematical work was on conic sections; he wrote a significant treatise on the subject of projective geometry at the age of 16. He later corresponded with Pierre de Fermat on probability theory, strongly influencing the development of modern economics and social science. In 1642, while still a teenager, he started some pioneering work on calculating machines (called Pascal's calculators and later Pascalines), establishing him as one of the first two inventors of the mechanical calculator. Throughout his life, Pascal was in frail health, especially after the age of 18; he died just two months after his 39th birthday.

❝I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write you a shorter one.❞ [+]

❝People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.❞ [+]

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