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The Greek mathematician Archimedes (ca. 287–212 B.C.) is sometimes considered the father of logic.

Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), the English mathematician and
philosopher, once said, “Mathematics is logic and logic is mathematics.”

Carpenters sometimes use a rope with knots spaced at 3, 7, and 12 units to make a right angle in a right triangle with sides 3, 4, and 5.

There is an Association for Symbolic Logic.

Former elementary teacher George Boole (1815–1864) developed an
algebra of logic.

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