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Michael S. Schneider
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The Pythagoreans

The Pythagoreans were followers of Greek philosopher Pythagoras whose theories were heavily influenced by math. Their influence on math, philosophy and science is without question. The Pythagoreans were the the first sect to recognize that the structure of the universe had its foundation in the numbers one through ten. The Pythagoreans attached human life to to polygons structured on the basis of numbers. They believed the square to be a symbol of justice because of its strength and solidity. They adorned the pentagram with the name of the Goddess Hygeia who ruled over humanity and health. The word "hygiene" has its root in the Goddess Hygeia.

Pythagoras' interest was not limited to math and science. He was the first to discover that musical notes could be expressed in mathematical ratios. The Pythagoreans delved into the psyche and found symbiosis with the number seven which they referred to...

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