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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.

Building Giants
Building Giants

   2019    Technology
Generation Iron
Generation Iron

   2017    Culture
Blood of the Vikings
Blood of the Vikings

   2001    History
Planet Dinosaur
Planet Dinosaur

   2011    Science
Meet the Romans
Meet the Romans

   2012    History
A Traveler Guide to the Planets
A Traveler Guide to the Planets

   2010    Science
The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis, A Warning From History

   1997    History
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens

   2014    Culture