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HistorySTM March Madness Round 2 Results

Here are the results from HistorySTM March Madness Round 2. The question for Round 2 was: Whose reputation has been most exaggerated by history? Once again some of these results surprised me. How, for example, has history exaggerated Copernicus’s reputation more than Hypatia’s? Or Darwin more than Dee? Oh well. Here are the results. Arithmetica […]

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HistorySTM March Madness Round 1 Results

Here are the results for HistorySTM March Madness Round 1. The question for Round 1 was: Whom would you most like to have coffee with? A number of these results surprised me, e.g., al-Nafis over Aurillac. Seriously, I would love to talk to somebody who had an animated brazen head. That he was a pope […]

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HistorySTM March Madness Round 3

Voting in Round 3 of the HistorySTM March Madness is now open. This round’s question: Whose work/contribution are you willing to erase from history?

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HistorySTM March Madness Round 3 Bracket

Round 2 brought it’s own surprises (as least to me). Some runaway victories, some tight contests. Here is how Round 3 shapes up. Voting begins in a minute:

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HistorySTM March Madness

HistorySTM March Madness Round 2

Voting in Round 2 of the HistorySTM March Madness is now open. This round’s question: Whose reputation has been most exaggerated by history?

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HistorySTM March Madness

HistorySTM March Madness Round 2 Bracket

Round 1 ended with some surprisingly tight contests as well as some runaway victories, e.g., Marie Curie easily defeated Averroes and in a somewhat surprising result, Hermes Trismegistus handily beat Galen. Tycho Brahe barely beat Rosalind Franklin. The closest match up was between Pliny and Boyle, who exchanged leads a number of times before Pliny […]

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HistorySTM March Madness Round 1

Voting is open for all four divisions in the first annual HistorySTM March Madness tournament. The rules of for the tournament are: A different question will be used for each round. The question will be posted the day each round begins. Based on the question (e.g., “Who would you most like to have coffee with?”) […]

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HistSTM March Madness—Geometria Round 1

Whom Would You Most Like to Have Coffee With? Geometria Round 1 Finally, round one concludes with match-ups in the Geometria division. This division seems to be a particularly tough one—lots of heroes here. If he hopes to see farther than his competitors this time, Isaac Newton will have first climb over the shoulders of […]

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HistSTM March Madness—Astronomia Round 1

Whom Would You Most Like to Have Coffee With? Astronomia Round 1 Round one continues with match-ups in the Astronomia division. Some traditional pillars in the history of science risk falling to equally interesting if less familiar names. It seems fitting that Nicolaus Copernicus with his new-fangled solar system should confront Giovanni Battista Riccioli whose […]

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HistSTM March Madness—Musica Round 1

Whom Would You Most Like to Have Coffee With? Musica Round 1 As in the Arithmetica division, here again some history of science heroes are going home after this round. Marie Curie takes on Averroes. Although Galen enjoys near mythical status in the history of medicine (except amongst teleologists who lambast him for a) his […]