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Offline josephpalazzo (OP)

George Boole: Five things you probably didn’t know
« on: November 02, 2015, 09:17:37 AM »
Celebrating his 200th birthday, the father of Boolean algebra, one of the great mathematicians:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/five-things-you-didn-t-know-about-george-boole-a6717401.html

Re: George Boole: Five things you probably didn’t know
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 09:30:32 AM »
Polymath, which is often the case. Intelligence is usually not confined to one area, and a curious mind seeks to learn in many areas. My brother was a polymath, spoke 3 languages, was a master carpenter and artist. Built all the furniture in his house and did all the remodeling himself. And taught school as well.

Offline josephpalazzo (OP)

Re: George Boole: Five things you probably didn’t know
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 12:35:01 PM »
Boolean algebra: "Are you NOT (smart OR funny)?"

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Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: George Boole: Five things you probably didn’t know
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2015, 12:39:13 PM »
Celebrating his 200th birthday?  Is he going out to a strip club or what?
All hail my new signature!

Admit it. You're secretly green with envy.

Offline Baruch

Re: George Boole: Five things you probably didn’t know
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2015, 07:40:38 PM »
Boolean algebra: "Are you NOT (smart OR funny)?"

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But not in quantum logic, in quantum logic the "distribution" law doesn't work:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_logic

Behind every great man lies a great woman:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Everest_Boole

But the cure was worse than the illness, his wife killed him:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Boole

At the bottom it is noted, that what influenced him was out of the ordinary ... Christian mysticism and Hindu culture
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