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Blaise Pascal was converted on 11/23/1654.  He was a French genius who invented the wristwatch, the bus route, first workable calculating machine and other devices.  Four things in the science/math world bear his name: Pascal’s Wager, Pascal’s Triangle, Pascal’s Law, and Pascal’s Theorem. 

He abandoned his life-long study of science, having realized “the Christian religion obliges us to live only for God and to have no other aim than him.” Best know work is his posthumous Pensées.

Pascal Quotes:

The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?

“Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself.

Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.

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