To take the choice of another … to forget their concrete reality, to abstract them, to forget that you are a node in a matrix, that actions have consequences. We must not take the choice of another being. What is community but a means to … for all we individuals to have … our choices.
The possible solutions to a given problem emerge as the leaves of a tree, each node representing a point of deliberation and decision.Niklaus Wirth, in M. Broy, Ernst Denert Software Pioneers: Contributions to Software Engineering: Programme Development by Stepwise Refinement, Springer, 27 June 2002, p.151
He was the father of the Indian cyclic astronomy which resulted in the planetary theory that determines more accurately the true positions and distances of the planets (including the Sun and the Moon )...was also the first to produce celestial latitudes...proposed the scientific cause of eclipses as against the mythological demon Rahu [Moon's node]. His ideas resulted in the new school of Indian Astronomy – the Aryapasha ((Aryabhata School) based on the text of Aryabhatiya.In p.244 (Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures)
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