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Series: Dangerous knowledge

 

Dangerous Knowledge: God messenger

   2007    Science
brilliant mathematicians, whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide. Georg Cantor, the great mathematician whose work proved to be the foundation for much of the 20th-century mathematics. He believed he was God's messenger and was eventually driven insane trying to prove his theories of infinity. Ludwig Boltzmann's struggle to prove the existence of atoms and probability eventually drove him to suicide.

Dangerous Knowledge: The Enigma

   2007    Science
brilliant mathematicians whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide. Kurt Gödel, the introverted confidant of Einstein, proved that there would always be problems which were outside human logic. His life ended in a sanatorium where he starved himself to death. Finally, Alan Turing, the great Bletchley Park code breaker, father of computer science and homosexual, died trying to prove that some things are fundamentally unprovable.

Human universe
Human universe

   2014    Technology
The Last Dance
The Last Dance

   2020    Culture
The Human Body
The Human Body

   1998    Medicine
Alien Worlds
Alien Worlds

   2020    Science
Life in the Undergrowth
Life in the Undergrowth

   2005    Nature
How Art Made the World
How Art Made the World

   2006    Art
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle

   2018    History
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science