By Nicole Oresme
During this serious version and translation of Nicole Oresme's "On Seeing the Stars", the well known 14th-century normal thinker proposes that the celebrities will not be the place they appear. and maybe not anything is the place it kind of feels. during this earliest treatise on atmospheric refraction, Oresme makes use of optics and infinitesimals to aid remedy this vexing challenge of astronomy. he's the 1st to suggest that mild travels alongside a curve throughout the surroundings centuries ahead of Hooke and Newton, who're credited with the invention. extra, he calls all experience info into doubt. Oresme's argument in regards to the curvature of sunshine is a tremendous milestone within the heritage of technological know-how, confirming that Oresme used to be the most cutting edge scientists of the pre-modern international.
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