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George Boole = Professor Moriarty Y/Y?

220px-George_Boole_colorIt’s not even that I’m fully persuaded by the argument. I’m just completely in love with the drive these folks have to get everyone to know who George Boole was, and the contributions he made in the fields of mathematics and philosophy.

‘If the Boole-Moriarty link can be established, then every literate person on the planet will know about George Boole too’ ~ Prof. Des MacHale

I think their logic is sound: “Those crazy kids have been talking about the Napoleon of Crime for AGES, so maybe we can hook ’em, right?!” And you know what? I’m hooked. Now I know a little bit about George Boole, and I’d like to watch the documentary described at the end of the article. I’m completely on board with this! I’ve gone all pink! I’m waving the banner!

He’s quite dashing, isn’t he? Almost as dashing as that Moriarty from the burlesque show in D.C. 😉

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      Le Chat NoirLe Chat Noir
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      It’s not even that I’m fully persuaded by the argument. I’m just completely in love with the drive these folks have to get everyone to know who George
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      ScarletSherlockScarletSherlock
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      OH heck yeah!! That sounds incredible. BRB reading everything about George Boole

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      AvatarViolet Hunter
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      I always got the impression that Moriarty was made a professor super super young. Boole was appointed aged 34. That’s some strong work!! Goddamn overachievers! I think I might be visiting Cork sometime next year (DH will go work there for a bit) so I’ll have to visit his grave. The story about his death though…

      “One day in 1864, Boole walked two miles in the drenching rain and lectured wearing his wet clothes. He soon became ill, developing a severe cold and high fever. As his wife believed that remedies should resemble their cause, she put her husband to bed and poured buckets of water over him – the wet having brought on his illness. Boole’s condition worsened and on 8 December 1864, he died of fever-induced pleural effusion.”

      That…… is just………. what. Poor guy.

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