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Stolen Descartes letter found and returned

A letter written by Rene Descartes which was stolen in the 19th century has been found, via Google, in a library in the United States. "I am, of course, a bit amazed at what a simple search at home from your home computer late at night can bring about," Erik-Jan

René Descartes was poisoned by Catholic priest

A Cartesian expert claims that René Descartes was murdered by an arsenic-laced holy communion wafer. [Thx Seb] According to Theodor Ebert, an academic at the University of Erlangen, Descartes died not through natural causes but from an arsenic-laced communion wafer given to him by a Catholic priest. Ebert believes