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"Amateur" Proofs Blend Religion and Scholarship in Ancient Japan

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Science  18 Mar 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5716, pp. 1715-1716
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5716.1715

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TOKYO-- A 300-year-old Japanese art form presents some surprising mathematical discoveries on elegant wooden tablets.