aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

And a big shout-out to St. Leibowitz, too

I'm reading a biography of Pope Sylvester that my son got me for Christmas. Sylvester (a.k.a. Gerbert of Aurillac) was the mathematician-pope at the turn of the Second Millenium. He was especially renowned for his work with the abacus and astrolabe. If he were around today, he'd be a computer whiz, no doubt.

Having been defeated twice trying to set up a Facebook account for the church, and seeing the ease with which that_guy_zach did it for me, I can see why Pope Sylvester was accused after his death of being a wizard with dark powers.

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