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It has always seemed to me extreme presumptuousness on the part of those who want to make human ability the measure of what nature can and knows how to do, since, when one comes down to it, there is not one effect in nature, no matter how small, that even the most speculative minds can fully understand.

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Galileo Galilei

Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642)

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    il m'a toujours paru une extrême présomption de la part de ceux qui veulent faire de la capacité humaine la mesure de ce que la nature peut et sait faire, puisque, quand on y revient, il n'y a pas un effet dans la nature, peu importe. combien petit, que même les esprits les plus spéculatifs peuvent pleinement comprendre.

    mi è sempre sembrata un'estrema presunzione da parte di chi vuole fare dell'abilità umana la misura di ciò che la natura può e sa fare, poiché, in fondo, non c'è un effetto in natura, non importa quanto piccolo, che anche le menti più speculative possono comprendere appieno.

    Sempre pareceu-me extrema presunção da parte daqueles que querem tornar a capacidade humana a medida do que a natureza pode e sabe fazer, uma vez que, quando se chega a ela, não há um efeito na natureza, não importa. quão pequena, aquela véspera

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