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Intellectual Mathematics
Opinionated History of Mathematics
History of mathematics research with iconoclastic madcap twists
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 21 ratings
Too messy to be informative
Bold claims, not backed up soon enough, or not at all. Poorly structured. I did give the extra star because there is research behind, and possibly a thesis in the chaos of it all.
Oycla via Apple Podcasts · Italy · 01/29/20
Very interesting.
Nice for listen it going to uni.
SirNuke via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 10/16/19
This guy is great! Guess what Galileo? You’re done. Career ended. Who’s next
BrankBoss via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/04/19
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