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The Secret Of Galileo's Genius (Well, One Of Them)
His father, music theorist Vincenzo Galilei, "wrote a book ... ripping apart ancient Ptolemaic systems of lute tuning, as his son ripped apart Ptolemaic astronomy. ... The young Galileo took for granted the intellectual freedom conceded to Renaissance musicians ... [and] transfer[red] the spirit of the Italian Renaissance in the plastic arts to the mathematical and observational ones."
The New Yorker 02/11/13
Posted February 6, 2013 12:52 AM
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