He saw one someone else made, ran home and modified it and got down the patent office before the guy who actually invented (or brought it within ten paces of Galileo) had time to put his horse in a stable. Galileo is attributed with the 'terrestrial' telescope.
Yup I did check, I thought it was the non inverting telescope.
Fascinating, completely absorbing reading what he got up to.
Read some History! Make sure your kids get taught properly.
Better they learn the basic stuff well, than a load of garbage theories that have not stood the test of time.
If they read well for themselves, can do foundation maths well, can understand their own writing, and develop real interests in things they love learning, what more can be asked of them?
Just decided to move the Essay I wrote on Genesis under Musings from the Margin for a while...
Perhaps I will try for a Phallus Impudicus record instead. I can't get it to load rotated!
A mercurial thought; having worked with mirrors for so long, did anyone consider that looking at an inverted image does not mean you are 'seeing' something in it's actual perspective and context?
I also wondered, If the general proportions of the universe are cubic, would light from all the stars bouncing back off the walls just look like a 'white' haze? Is it possible that this is just an optical illusion? Also that If you look down a telescope, does that mean the bigger we think the 'outside universe' is
the smaller our 'internal universe' becomes? Is the very fact that mankind is searching for and 'edge' to the universe creating an illusion, rather like the 'eat me', 'drink me' stuff Alice was tripping out on in Wonderland?