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  1. Dec 2022
    1. Actually, certain simple facts can be visible to the mind’s eye rather than to our direct vision. Owen Gingerich once made me realize how Galileo reached the conclusion that all bodies fall to the Earth at the same speed even if they have different weight, besides the obvious restrictions due to their shape

      !- gedanken : Galileo falling objects and gravity - Owen Gingerich teaches about Galileo's reasoning - Galileo used his mind's eye rather than empirical experiments to reach a profound conclusion in physics - He drew a Reductio Ad Absurdium argument - by imagining tying a heavy object to a light one - causing a contradiction to occur - therefore, light bodies and heavy ones could only fall at the same rate