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Posted October 11, 2010
Joyce McPherson is a homeschooling mother of five who has a B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where she studied French and Biochemistry. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), who was educated at home by his father, was one of the most important scientists and mathematicians of the 1600s and, for that matter, of all time. He is credited with helping in the development of the scientific method; promoting the study of fluids, pressure, and vacuum; and the creation of projective geometry and probability theory. As a firm believer in the Bible, he also became a devoted apologist for Christianity and is the source of the well known "Pascal's Wager." Even though Pascal lived in a Catholic country and was a member of the Roman Catholic Church, his constant search for truth often brought him into conflict with Catholic Church authorities. One may not necessarily agree with all the ideas that Pascal espoused, but this is a fine biography about a man whose life makes a worthwhile study.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.