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Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (; 19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662), was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defense of the scientific method.

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    Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish to know only to talk. Thus we would not take a sea voyage—if we were never to speak of it—for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever communicating it.
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    Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.
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