Pythagoras: A New Religion

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This text mainly addresses the question: How did humans attempt to develop knowledge?For pythagoras, that was by creating what may as well have been a new religion. He gave numbers gender, married a student, and had followers that altered their whole lifestyle centered around him and numbers. He even went as far to label a triangle as an oath, as stated in the quote: “Do you see? What you take to be 4 is 10, a perfect triangle and our oath” He also labeled odd numbers as masculine and divine, whereas even numbers were feminine and earthy. It sounds strange to a modern mind, But back then this was perfectly legitimate, After all he did invent the pythagorean theorem, A theorem mind you, we still use and hold dear today, We wouldn't have any
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