"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."

-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
2 [8]Of Attomes.4 [8]Of Attomes.[8]Of Attomes.The Newton Project Knowledge Graph2020-10-08JournalAccording to Galileus a iron ball or 100 Florentine (that is 78lb in London of Adverdupois weight) descends an 100 braces Florentine or cubits (or 49,01 Ells, perhaps 56 yds in 5" of an hower Figure By this {figure it will} appeare how to weigh without {illeg} the weight. And to tell exactly the weight of bodys {at} the first triall. But it will bee best to fix the wheele & make the armes cd & ac very long especially cd. This balance may bee of excellent use for finding the severall weights of allayed or mint bodys by their weight in severall mediums as in aire & water(as of gold & coppor,) or to compare the quantity of any two bodys (as gold & stone) by their difference of weight in divers mediums. to compare the weights of bodys, viz to find what proportion the weights of those bodys would have were they equall. Continue reading…