By James A. Connor
A toddler prodigy, Pascal made crucial additions to Descartes' paintings on the age of sixteen. by way of the age of nineteen, he had invented the world's first mechanical calculator. yet regardless of his significant contributions to trendy technology, it's Pascal's bet with God that set him aside as a guy absolutely engaged with either non secular and medical ambitions. One evening in 1654, Pascal had a trip from God, an adventure that will swap his lifestyles. suffering to provide an explanation for God's life to others, he dared follow his mathematical paintings to spiritual religion. He argued for the life of God basing his place on results - his recognized guess. via making use of to the lifestyles of God a similar ideas that ruled the lifestyles and place of the universe, Pascal sounded the demise knell for medieval 'certainties', paving the way in which for contemporary considering.