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Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities.
In J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.
Van Schooten's Ruler Constructions
Thrid Solution to Problem I
Van Schooten writes
And another way. Assume, as before, AD equals AB, that BD are joined, and that BE equals BA. And from E through D an indefinitely long straight line is drawn. In that, if DF is put, equal to DE, and from F through H [sic. should be A] is drawn FAf: I say that this bisects the angle BAC.
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