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Sex, Math, and Magic (PHOTOS)

Amir Aczel | Posted 08.17.2013 | Science
Amir Aczel

It seems strange that in India erotic statues can be seen in temples -- and accompanied by math! What is the magic square doing here? Why place together erotic statues with a mathematical puzzle? And why put both of these in a temple? How does religion sit with sex and with math?