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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.

Everything and Nothing
Everything and Nothing

   2011    Science
Dinosaur Planet
Dinosaur Planet

   2003    Science
Making a Murderer
Making a Murderer

   2015    History
In Search of
In Search of

   2018    Technology
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

   2016    History
The Cell
The Cell

   2009    Science
The Gene Code
The Gene Code

   2011    Science
Bible's Buried Secrets
Bible's Buried Secrets

   2011    Culture