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Squaring the Circle (or rather circling the square)

The problem of ‘Squaring the Circle’ or the ‘Quadrature of the Circle’ as it is sometimes called is an ancient geometrical problem of using only a straight line and compass (and a finite number of steps) being able to construct a square of equal area to any given circle. The problem is of course impossible [...]

Inspirational Quote

Men do not sufficiently realise that their future is in their own hands. Theirs is the task of determining first of all whether they want to go on living or not. Theirs is the responsibility, then, for deciding if they want merely to live, or intend to make just the extra effort required for fulfilling [...] the essential function of the universe, which is a machine for the making of gods. — Henri Bergson, “The Two Sources of Morality and Religion”, trans, by R. Audra and C. Brereton. New York, 1935