Friday, March 13, 2015

Greek Math - the downfall of Pythagoras

Dan Hanson spoke about Greek mathematics at an event at the Mad Greek Restaurant in Cleveland Heights. He told how the cult of Pythagoras, which saw numbers as almost divine, fell apart after the Pythagorean Theorem with the simple proof that the square root of 2 is irrational.

This was part of the Adventure to Greece as part of the ClevelandPeople.Com Food Adventurers passport club. People who enjoy trying different foods and learning about different cultures participate in the Food Adventurer's group.

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