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Mystery Scientist 2017 03 19

March 19th, 2017 by Math Tricks | 1 Comment | Filed in Mystery Scientists

Can you name this mystery scientist?


He was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist.   He was thought to be the first person to maintain that one can use of reason to develop the natural sciences.  You can thank him for the coordinate system that we often use today.  Also, among many other accomplishments, he made philosophical arguments for the existence of God.




It’s the Martian Polar Caps Guy!

March 9th, 2017 by Math Tricks | No Comments | Filed in Mystery Scientists


So, this mystery scientist discovered that the Martian ice caps vary seasonally.  But he did make other contributions, one of which is the butt of many jokes.  Do you know who this man was?