Archimedes the genius

When considering the greatest mathematicians of all time, two men stand taller than all others. Sir Isaac Newton and Archimedes.

What is interesting about both these men is their link to the divine and infinity. Newton was obsessed with God who is infinite and, while Archimedes figured out much of his mathematics by incorporating infinity into his workings.

Some say that infinity is merely a concept, others that it is only understood by God. But how is it that we know of it? It’s almost as if man is somehow linked to infinity in some way just by the fact that we know about it. (The same could be said about perfection too.)

An interesting scripture can be found in Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Below is a video about Archimedes and how only recently it was discovered that he came up with his mathematical concepts by using infinity. And it shows that he was even far ahead in Mathematics than previous thought. Much of his work was lost, but some rediscovered in recent times. If his work had been known hundreds of years ago, it is said that the scientific world would be way more advanced than it is today.


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