Christian Observer,  1 (1802), 787.






Mathematics, Scientific Practitioners, Piety

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Society, Académie des Sciences, Paris

    Gives a brief account of the life of Abraham de Moivre. States that 'He could never endure any bold assertions or indecent witticisms against religion. A person one day thought to pay him a compliment by observing, that mathematicians were attached to no religion. He answered, "I show you, Sir, that I am Christian, by forgiving the speech you have now made"' (787).

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