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Sacred Division

The nature of numbers raises questions of divinity.

Sep 14, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 48 • By DAVID GUASPARI
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Livio has chosen a fascinating subject and tackled it with enthusiasm (if a few too many exclamation points). Laymen will find much to chew on, and will encounter illustrative examples, such as logic and knot theory, that may be new to them.

Those undeterred by technical talk might prefer Wigner's short, sharp essay.

David Guaspari is a writer in Ithaca, New York.