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G. E. Lessing on a Matheologican
Posted:
Jul 24, 2013 12:58 PM


Satirical of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing around 1750 taunting a swabian theologist with mathematical ambitions
[ Please blame the **translator ]
On the Mister M ** the inventor of the squaring of the circle
The mathematical theologian, Who never cheated others or himself, Sitting inbetween two by two walls, With archimedian murkiness, was working on  a task so simple! The squaring of the unit circle. He boldly taunts those x + z (Since what is easier than taunting?) when subtly pride sparks to begin himself and all his numbers spin??. Like on one foot a little child Turns round and round, turns lastly stupid, Around his head the tetragonic study begun to spin with chair and table. O wonder he cried, O Nature! Thats it, circles quadrature.
The name of the matheologican, Lessings target, was Merkel, not WM.
Roland Franzius



