Robert Grosseteste Quote

This part of optics, when well understood, shows us how we may make things a very long distance off appear as if placed very close, and large near things appear very small, and how we may make small things placed at a distance appear any size we want, so that it may be possible for us to read the smallest letters at incredible distances, or to count sand, or seed, or any sort of minute objects.


De iride (On the rainbow) Note this prediction of optical scientific instruments like the telescope and microscope, not to be utilized until 250 years later.

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This part of optics, when well understood, shows us how we may make things a very long distance off appear as if placed very close, and large near...

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This part of optics, when well understood, shows us how we may make things a very long distance off appear as if placed very close, and large near...

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This part of optics, when well understood, shows us how we may make things a very long distance off appear as if placed very close, and large near...

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This part of optics, when well understood, shows us how we may make things a very long distance off appear as if placed very close, and large near...