Lenses Supplement the Infirmities of the Senses

The next care to be taken, in respect of the Senses, is a supplying of their infirmities with Instruments, and, as it were, the adding of artificial Organs to the natural; this in one of them has been of late years accomplisht with prodigious benefit to all sorts of useful knowledge, by the invention of Optical Glasses. By the means of Telescopes, there is nothing so far distant but may be represented to our view; and by the help of Microscopes, there is nothing so small, as to escape our inquiry; hence there is a new visible World discovered to the understanding. By this means the Heavens are open'd, and a vast number of new Stars, and new Motions, and new Productions appear in them, to which all the ancient Astronomers were utterly Strangers. By this the Earth it self, which lyes so neer us, under our feet, shews quite a new thing to us, and in every little particle of its matter, we now behold almost as great a variety of creatures as we were able before to reckon up on the whole Universe it self.


Telescopes and Microscopes allow us to see what our eyes cannot.

Folksonomies: perception senses

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Universe (0.893571): dbpedia | freebase
Knowledge (0.872381): dbpedia | freebase
Perception (0.864214): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Planet (0.859330): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Astronomy (0.758236): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
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 Micrographia: or, some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. With observations and inquiries thereupon
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Hooke , Robert (1667), Micrographia: or, some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. With observations and inquiries thereupon, Retrieved on 2012-06-05
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  • Folksonomies: nature


    25 MAR 2013

     Science Reveals the World Beyond Our Senses

    Microscopes, X-Rays, Telescopes, and other instruments reveal the hidden world we cannot see with our five senses. Science increases what we can know beyond our physical limitations.
    Folksonomies: cognition senses prosthesis
    Folksonomies: cognition senses prosthesis