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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 Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury

   2013    Art
The Beatles: Get Back
The Beatles: Get Back

   2021    Art
Strangest Things
Strangest Things

   2021    History
The Incredible Human Journey
The Incredible Human Journey

   2009    History
The Last Narc
The Last Narc

   2020    Culture
Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial
Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial

      History