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Series: Dangerous knowledge

 

Dangerous Knowledge: God messenger

   2007    Science
brilliant mathematicians, whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide. Georg Cantor, the great mathematician whose work proved to be the foundation for much of the 20th-century mathematics. He believed he was God's messenger and was eventually driven insane trying to prove his theories of infinity. Ludwig Boltzmann's struggle to prove the existence of atoms and probability eventually drove him to suicide.

Dangerous Knowledge: The Enigma

   2007    Science
brilliant mathematicians whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide. Kurt Gödel, the introverted confidant of Einstein, proved that there would always be problems which were outside human logic. His life ended in a sanatorium where he starved himself to death. Finally, Alan Turing, the great Bletchley Park code breaker, father of computer science and homosexual, died trying to prove that some things are fundamentally unprovable.

Walking with Cavemen
Walking with Cavemen

   2003    History
The Life of Birds
The Life of Birds

   1998    Nature
Oceans
Oceans

   2009    Nature
The Gene Code
The Gene Code

   2011    Science
Clash of the Gods
Clash of the Gods

   2009    History
Catalyst
Catalyst

   2017    Science
The Making of the Mob
The Making of the Mob

   2016    History
The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis, A Warning From History

   1997    History