Geometry has two great treasures; one is the Theorem of Pythagoras; the other, the division of a line into extreme and mean ratio. The first we may compare to a measure of gold, the second we may name a precious jewel.

Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630)

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10 Comments CherryPie on Jun 30th 2013

10 Responses to “Cherie’s Place – Thought for the Week”

  1. CherryPie says:

    I few days ago I had chosen another quote for this week. But a lady has the prerogative to change her mind ;-)

  2. We can all love geometry, whatever view we take of it.

    Now… you have just planted a little seed in my head, which is already full of seeds like a weedy riverbank. Thank-you.

  3. …and what a lovely photo of a nice seat, all set and taken at just the right, eh… angle.

    • CherryPie says:

      This idea of a thought evolved over the week and I wasn’t sure if I had got it right ;-)

      The photo (link) was posted first in another thread and then the quote came easily to fit with it…

      I am also looking forward to see what becomes of the little seed I planted :-)

  4. Ginnie says:

    HA! Sounds just like something a mathematician would say! :D

  5. Sean Jeating says:

    As for the Pythagorean theorem: Did you read Huxley’s “Young Archimedes”? If not: Herewith highly recommended.

  6. Bernard says:

    Your quote compares Pythagoras to a ‘measure of gold’, whereas I always associate dividing a line up as the ‘Golden Ratio’. So I had to do a google and found this site really fascinating.
    I quite fancy one of these gauges. I’m not sure where diamonds come into it though, but cutting all those facets sure looks complicated. :)

    • CherryPie says:

      Yes perhaps the comparisons are back to front. The dividing the line up is the ‘Golden Ratio’ along with other names.

      Very intersting site, thank you :-)