Relevant Pioneer Quotes

blaise-pascal“There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.”

– Blaise Pascal, Pensees (1670)

“Not only do we only know God through Jesus Christ, but we only know ourselves through Jesus Christ; we only know life and death through Jesus Christ. Apart from Jesus Christ we cannot know the meaning of our life or of our death, of God, or of ourselves.”

– Blaise Pascal, Pensees (1670)

1.  Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and philosopher

  • He also made significant contributions to the study of fluids

2.  He also made significant contributions to many other fields:

  • He is responsible for inventing the first mechanical calculator
  • He may have been the first person to ever wear a wrist watch

√ Source: http://inventors.about.com/od/frenchinventors/a/Biography-Of-Blaise-Pascal.htm

3.  He was a major contributor to the field of Projective Geometry and Probability Theory

  • It is this latter field of Probability Theory that has caused him to have such an impact on modern economics and social science

√ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaise_Pascal
√ Source: http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Pascal.html

√ Source of initial quote: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10994.Blaise_Pascal
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√ Source of image: http://catholiceducation.org/articles/catholic_stories/cs0011.html