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    Blaise Pascal.

    As an indication of how timeless parental concerns are, Pascal’s father was distrustful of Parisian schools and decided to home-school his boy. For reasons passing understanding, the father forbade the son from studying mathematics before the age of 15, thereby ensuring Pascal’s life-long fascination with the subject. While other boys were out sampling the sinful pleasures of Paris, Pascal was covertly studying geometry.

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