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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.

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

   1997    History
The Story of Maths
The Story of Maths

   2008    Science
The Last Dance
The Last Dance

   2020    Culture
Minimalism
Minimalism

   2015    Culture
Cooked
Cooked

   2016    Culture
Bronze Age
Bronze Age

   2016    History
A History of Christianity
A History of Christianity

   2011    History
Planet Earth
Planet Earth

   2007    Nature