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History Project 1: A Brief Note On Wagering Pascal

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Nic Schellin MGF 1107 History Project 1 Wagering Pascal Born in Clermont-Ferrand, France on June 19, 1623, Blaise Pascal was among the most variously gifted philosophers, artists, and physicists of the 17th century. His most notable achievements include the inventions of a roulette wheel and the Pascaline, one of the earliest examples of mathematical calculators; as well as the publishing of various scientific and theoretical works such as Les Provinciales (Provincial Letters), a collection of letters which defended his Jansenist beliefs and criticized those of the Jesuits, while at the same time providing an innovative writing style, and Pensées, a posthumously published series of theological notes regarding his thoughts on personal faith.
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