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Nobody before the Pythagorean had thought that mathematical relations held the secret of the universe. Twenty-five centuries later, Europe is still blessed and cursed with their heritage. To non-European civilizations, the idea that numbers are the key to both wisdom and power, seems never to have occurred.
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Arthur Koestler

British writer (born in Hungary) who wrote a novel exposing the Stalinist purges during the 1930s (1905-1983)

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