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By Edward B. Burger

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Such a double reversal wreaks havoc with hand-eye coordination: One zigs when one should have zagged. " Human symmetry, though more than skin deep, is not total. We have but one heart, and it is not only asymmetrical but located slightly to the left of center-unless we are one of a pair of mirror twins, in which case it may turn up on the right. One of Lewis Carroll's eyes was distinctly lower than his other, and this, combined with his left-handedness, is said to have given rise to much of the play on reversals in Through the Looking Glass.

Shockley's innovation made vacuum tubes obsolescent if not obsolete and fathered, among other technological progeny, a whole new generation of portable AM radios. The transistor revolution, as luck would have it, coincided with the explosion of popular music in the late 1950s from its country-western and rhythm-and-blues antecedents-which angry parents. exhorted their music-loving offspring to turn off! "On" and "Off" can be represented by 1 and 0. These two numbers suffice for any arithmetical calculations one may wish to do, providing one is willing to do them in base 2.

Eratosthenes's first job was to teach young Ptolemy Philopator. Philopator grew up to be a diligent patron of the arts and sciences. At the age of forty Eratosthenes became chief librarian at Alexandria. This was an apt appointment, for Eratosthenes's learning was catholic and if it caused the envious to call him Beta ('Second stringer') and Pentathlon ('Jack of all trades and master of none'), as historian George Sarton says, "they proved their second-rateness and not his own. " In fact Eratosthenes's work in geography and geodesy was second to none.

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