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optics + historical figures
30 March 2010

above, the vacant observatory on ballgay hill
below, a few prominent historical thinkers. they understood light before anyone else

a note: this a draft post that should have been published a long time ago

conceived the notion that light rays do not travel from our eyes, but rather from luminous sources into our eyes. reflective surfaces + the camera obscura

roger bacon
understood the principle of the rainbow

rené descartes
"And so something which I thought I was seeing with my eyes is in fact grasped solely by the faculty of judgment which is in my mind"

descartes used an ox's eye to determine that we infact see an upside down image of the world

cogito ergo sum (English: "I think, therefore I am")


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