I have been given this interesting yet tiring assignment of writing a paper about any modern philosophers of our choice, and I chose to write about Rene Descartes (1596-1650). Let's just say that he is my favorite philosopher. I really like lots of his ideas, and I found that many are relatively easy to understand and write about. And he is famous, so I bet there are lots of sources on his works that I could find easily. So I did, and by far I did not have any serious difficulties on doing it.
Until I have to write down the part of his mathematical works.
the Cartesian diagram.
And when I checked out Wikipedia to get some clearer info on what's going on, I could only curse myself for forgetting the fact that I was, and still, a ******* when it comes to math.
Hold a sec... Take a deep breath. It is not supposed to so difficult. Try to read it one by one, perhaps ther is still something that I could dig out of my math lessons' graveyard.
Hm. Ok. Fine, I think I still got it.
Anyway, I found this super-cute pic as I was looking for a pic of Descartes.
I became so in awe of Descartes that I actually put a pic of Descartes Lego character on my Friendster account, in that 'Who I want to meet' part (http://profiles.friendster.com/menurmaulani). Just for fun.
I think I am going to be sick of that name by the time the weekend ended. For now, I had to rush to finish this paper in three days.