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Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal was a French physicist, religious philosopher, and great mathematician. Pascal was a child prodigy and was taught a lot by his father. Pascal’s contributions included: mechanical calculators, concepts of pressure, concepts of vacuum, and the study of fluids. In literature, Pascal is regarded as one of the most important authors of the French classical period. His name (Pascal) has been given to the SI unit of pressure, some programming language, and Pascal’s law.

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Many layers and systems combine to keep astronauts alive in the vacuum of space. See how NASA's Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuits work in this Space.com infographic.

Many layers and systems combine to keep astronauts alive in the vacuum of space. See how NASA's Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuits work in this Space.com infographic.

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Blaise Pascal His development of probability theory was his most influential contribution to mathematics. In honor, Pascal's name has been given to the SI unit of pressure, to a programming language, Pascal's law (an important principle of hydrostatics) & Pascal's triangle.

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Pascals Wager - Pascal begins with the premise that the existence or non-existence of God is not provable by human reason, since the essence of God is "infinitely incomprehensible". Since reason cannot decide the question, one must "wager", either by guessing or making a leap of faith. Agnosticism on this point is not possible, in Pascal's view, for we are already "embarked", effectively living out our choice, whether we affirmatively choose or not. Pascal considers that there is "equal…

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Kitchen mixer tap GLITTRAN Black

IKEA - GLITTRAN, Kitchen mixer tap, , , 10 year guarantee. Read about the terms in the guarantee brochure.You save water and energy, because the mixer tap has a mechanism that reduces water flow while maintaining pressure.The mixer tap insert has hard, durable ceramic discs that can handle the high friction that occurs when you change the temperature of the water.

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One of Pascal's legacy is the pascal unit, which is a measurement of pressure, clearly named after Blaise Pascal, due to his contributions to the understanding of atmospheric pressure.