Summary2 - Of all human opinions . .. the most foolish is...

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Summary To summarize, we have three Renaissance men, linked to each other as math teacher to pupil; Piero taught Luca; Luca taught Leonardo. They are also linked to each other by the platonic solids: Piero wrote the book on them, Luca stole and published it, Leonardo illustrated it. In these last two units we've gone from the Early Renaissance of Piero to the high Renaissance of Leonardo; In between stood Pacioli, at the turning point between two worlds. Much of Luca's mathematics was inseparable from religion; an expression of perfection, therefore the divine." But if three to Luca represented the trinity; to Leonardo three was just three! Listen to Leonardo's rejection of magic:
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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.

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