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Unformatted text preview: Of all human opinions . .. the most foolish is the belief in Necromancy, the sister of Alchemy . .. because it brings forth nothing but what is like itself, that is, lies . .. [it is] the guide of the stupid crowd which is constantly witness to the dazzling and endless effects of this art . .. Leonardo was a contemporary of Copernicus (1473-1543), and a precursor of Galileo (1564-1642). Coming soon are Kepler (1571-1630), Descartes (1596-1650), Fermat (1601-65), Pascal (1623-65). According to Rohatyn, "Leonardo's insistence on first-hand inquiry . .. is one of the sparks that ignite the scientific revolution and bring us, for better or for worse, into the modern era."...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10