Quote: it is impossible to understand the true and internal essence of natural substances

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what is truth
skepticism about knowledge
science as experiment
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[Galileo letter to Cesi, November 1612, translator S. Drake:] In my opinion we need not entirely … For in our speculating we either seek to … some of their properties. The former I hold … remote celestial things. … I do not see that in comprehending substances … wander remain equally unknown, and we pass by … But if what we wish to fix in … we need not despair of our ability to … cases even more precisely in the former than … Was not the spherical shape of the moon …   Google-1   Google-2

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Quote: can understand some properties of things whether they are near or far; e.g., learned the roundness of the moon before the earth

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