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BC: By: Josh Cloyd

FC: Blaise pascal

2: Once upon a time there was a man named Blaise Pascal. He was born on June 19, 1623 in Clermont Paris. He lived a very fascinating life with many inventions, activities, and failures. One of his greatest inventions was the Pascal's triangle. The Pascal's triangle was one of the most important inventions ever. | Blaise pascal

4: Pascal was introduced to Jansenism; it was based upon a strict interpretation of the Bible and practice of its preachings. In 1656 he was requested to defend Jansenism against attacks of the Jesuits.

6: Blaise Pascal was the third of Étienne Pascal's children and his only son. Blaise's mother died when he was only three years old. Blaise Pascal's father had unorthodox educational views and decided to teach his son himself. Mersenne belonged to the religious order of the Minims, and his cell in Paris was a frequent meeting place for Gassendi, Roberval, Carcavi, Auzout, Mydorge, Mylon, Desargues and others.

8: Blaise Pascal was a brilliant scientist, mathematician, and philosopher. He was known for his mastery of logic, reason, and probability, writing volumes of theory, rhetoric, and prose that remain foundational in contemporary education. Whether it was designing a mechanical calculator, discovering the properties of a vacuum, or debating the existence of God with the finest minds in Europe, Pascal was known as a truly special intellect.

10: Pascal did not publish any philosophical works during his relatively brief lifetime. His status in French literature today is based primarily on the posthumous publication of a notebook in which he drafted or recorded ideas for a the defence of Christianity. He lived a short life and he never got any complements from his friends and family.

12: 1.He invented the syringe. 2.He invented the hydraulic press. 3.He helped with the study of the Pascal law of pressure. 4.He helped with the theory of probability. 5.He also helped with the study of the cycloid (this is the last thing he did before his death. And the biggest thing he ever did: 6.He invented the Pascal Triangle.

14: The modern mathematics of chance is usually dated to a correspondence between the French mathematicians Pierre de Fermat and Blaise Pascal in 1654. Their inspiration came from a problem about games of chance, proposed by a remarkably philosophical gambler, the chevalier de Méré. His inspiration also came from his father and need to fix things.

16: Pascal was kept at home in order to ensure his not being overworked, and with the same object it was directed that his education should be at first confined to the study of languages, and should not include any mathematics. His tutor replied that it was the science of constructing exact figures and of determining the proportions between their different parts.

18: On August 17, 1662, Blaise Pascal died in Paris at the house of one of his sisters. He was 39 years old at the time of his death. Blaise Pascal was French and was born in Clermont, Auvergne, France. He was born June 16th 1623 and died August 19th 1662. Pascal's Triangle is a geometric arrangement with the coefficients in a triangle. It's named after Blaise Pascal.

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