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  Jessica Gath
Hippasus of Metapontum was the disciple of Pythagoras to whom is attributed the discovery that √2 is an irrational number, thus proving the existence of irrational numbers.
Pythagoras could not disprove the existence of irrational numbers through logic but his beliefs would not allow for them or the implication that all numbers are not ratios of integers and thus absolute.
The only rule is that they must not be altered such that they can no longer return from whence they came.
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Hippasus of Metapontum was a Greek Pythagorean philosopher who discovered that the square root of two cannot be expressed as the ratio of two integers (i.e., as a rational number).
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  Hippasus Of Metapontum - LoveToKnow 1911
HIPPASUS OF METAPONTUM, Pythagorean philosopher, was one of the earliest of the disciples of Pythagoras.
He seems to have regarded the soul as composed of igneous matter, and so approximates the orthodox Pythagorean doctrine of the central fire, or Hestia, to the more detailed theories of Heraclitus.
In spite of this divergence, Hippasus is always regarded as a Pythagorean.
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