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today’s birthday: Omar Khayyám (1048)


Omar Khayyám (1048)

Khayyám was a Persian poet, mathematician, and astronomer. The details of his life are mostly conjectural, but he is known to have been a celebrated mathematician of his time. Yet, he is now best known for his Rubaiyat, a collection of epigrammatic verse quatrains whose hedonism often masks serious metaphysical reflections. It was little known in Europe until Edward FitzGerald’s loose English translations were published in 1859. What does the name Khayyám indicate about his lineage? More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Athanasius Kircher (1601?)


Athanasius Kircher (1601?)

One of history’s great polymaths, Kircher was a German archeologist, mathematician, biologist, astronomer, musicologist, and physicist who knew Hebrew, Aramaic, Coptic, Persian, Latin, Greek, and various modern languages. He tried to decipher one of the most ancient writing systems—Egyptian hieroglyphics—but most of his thoughts on the subject proved incorrect. An avid inventor, he built playful devices including a talking and eavesdropping statue that used a primitive intercom, and what else? More… Discuss

(Doctor Who) Vincent – Chances…(Athlete)



“Chances” (Athlete) 

Take all your chances while you can
You never know when they’ll pass you by
Like a sum the mathematician cannot solve
Like me trying my hardest to explain

It’s all about your cries and kisses
Those first steps that I can’t calculate
I need some more of you to take me over

Take me over

If I had the chance to start again
Then you would be the one I’d come and find
Like the poster of Berlin on my wall
Maybe there’s a chance our walls might fall

It’s all about your cries and kisses
Those first steps that I can’t calculate
I need some more of you to take me over

It’s all about your cries and kisses
Those first steps that I can’t calculate
I need some more of you to take me over

I know I because I cant calculate

(Doctor Who -Series 5, Episode 10) Vincent – Song: Athlete – ‘Chances’ A great song, a grand episode on Vincent van Gogh


Chances  (by Athlete)

Take all your chances while you can

Never know when they’ll pass you by
Like a sun the mathematician cannot solve
Like me trying my hardest to explainIt’s all about your cries and kisses
Those first steps that I can’t calculate
I need some more of you to take me over

If I had the chance to start again
Then you would be the one I’d come and find
Like the poster of Berlin on my wall
Maybe there’s a chance our walls might fall

It’s all about your cries and kisses
Those first steps that I can’t calculate
I need some more of you to take me over

It’s all about your cries and kisses
Those first steps that I can’t calculate
I need some more of you to take me over
I’ve no idea ’cause
I can’t calculate

How to start again
How to start again
How to start again
How to start again
It’s all about you.

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