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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Person of the Day: Rene Descartes

"Rene Descartes (March 31, 1596 – February 11, 1650), also known as Renatus Cartesius (latinized form), was a highly influential French philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer. Dubbed the 'Founder of Modern Philosophy', and the 'Father of Modern Mathematics', much of subsequent western philosophy is a reaction to his writings, which have been closely studied from his time down to the present day. His influence in mathematics is also apparent, the Cartesian coordinate system used in plane geometry and algebra being named after him, and he was one of the key figures in the Scientific Revolution."
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Person of the Day - The World 2 Come

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