"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
Of Quantity1 Conjunction of bodys.The Newton Project Knowledge Graph2020-10-08Journal1 Conjunction of bodys.2 Conjunction of bodys.Whither the conjunction of bodys be from rest: Neg: For then sand by rest might be united sooner than by a furnace &c Whither it be from the close crouding of all the matter in the world affirmatur. For the aire (though its pressure bee but little in respect of that, performed by the purer matter of the vortex (twixt ☉ & us) receding from the center) by its pressure to the center & consequently crouding all thing close together betwixt which there is not aire to keepe them asunder it maketh them stick together, as the 2 pollished sides of 2 marbles the {Lots} of water &c but this juncture cannot be very firme by reason that the pressure of the aire is not verry strong as appeares by the experiments of Esquire Boyle. but the pressure of all the matter made by reason of its indevor from ☉. twixt ☉ & us being farr greater (& it may be some other power by which matter is kept close together&c) when 2 or 3 or more littell bodys once touch so as to admitt noe other matter betwixt them they must be held very fast together al the matter about them pressing them together but nothing striving to parte them. And when 2 of the least particles meete whos sides with which they touch one another are pretty broade & fitted to touch close every where, those two may move together as one body & so may increase by haveing others joyned to them in the same manner. but if the circumstant particles chanch to be held of from pressing them together by some accident as those about (a) Figure Figure or be variously pressed as at (b) by the bodys c & d they may be againe severed. yet in more compound bodys there is no danger for the least particles are so wedged together that neither of these two chanches could undo them as for the first it cannot to a whole body but onely in some littell parte of it as some attome of a mans hand may chanch not to be touched by the water into which hee puts it. But this cannot happ to his whole hand. Continue reading… Index 1 Conjunction of bodys. 2 Conjunction of bodys. Continue reading…