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"But many of the things you know about science began with Archimedes." (3)

"They asked and answered and argued. The Greeks argued about everything." (13)

"The farmers of Egypt as still using the Archimedean screw to irrigate their fields, after more than two thousand years." (36)

"That's what experimenting is—proving ideas with things, instead of with words or diagrams." (40)

"Had I but another earth on which to stand, my friend, I could move this earth itself." (41)

"Eureka!" (58)

"Archimedes Principle: A body that is submerged partly or wholly in a fluid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid it displaces." (68)

"Archimedes lived long before the decimal system was invented, but his figure for pi would have been between 3.1408 and 3.1428, which was pretty accurate! Pi is sometimes called the 'Archimedean number'." (91)

"Of all Archimedes' discoveries, this was his favorite: if you took a sphere, and...

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