Monday, April 14, 2008

It's hard to imagine a world without trees

It's Hard To Imagine a World Without Trees

... Master of ceremonies was Dr. Harvey J. Brudner of Highland Park, a retired scientist and physicist, who is an Alliance director and a long time aficionado of Kilmer. Since 1985 Brudner has been curator of the Kilmer birthplace house. He remains head of the Joyce Kilmer Centennial Commission, established to honor the 100th year of Kilmer's birth. ... At 76, Brudner could be described as a man of varied interests. He has written about solving virtually implacable mathematical problems, using theories that go back to the early Babylonians. Talk to him any length of time and you will get an explanation of how the Babylonians — about a thousand years before the Greeks and using their own system — were able to solve what came to be known as the Pythagorean Theorem, by simply using the numbers 2 and 8.

Source: Elias Holtzman; Home News Tribune; November 29, 2007

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