Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Vision of Galileo

The Vision of Galileo
Originally uploaded by magic fly paula.
Galileo spend sometime in the Camaldolese Monastery at Vallombrosa. The Camoldese Order combined the solitary life of the hermit with strict life. Perhaps he had his first vision in this Monastery...

"Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth. "

~ Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642)
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