Looking Back in Amazement

And, I suppose, it would be appropriate to continue the title with "and forward in confidence". What has me looking back in amazement is a very little research I did recently on Sir Joseph Paxton (1801 - 1868). This was in connection with the recently restored vinery at Lismore Castle Gardens, now completed after almost … Continue reading Looking Back in Amazement

The Intransigence of those Greek Mathematicians!

Euclid is to blame for the present discomfort of my mind. Granted there were many before him who had studied geometry - Pythagoras with the square on his hypotenuse was well before and there were also several other Greeks as well as Persians and Chinese who predated Euclid - but it was Euclid who brought … Continue reading The Intransigence of those Greek Mathematicians!