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Renaissance Artist Engineers: The Start of the Scientific Revolution

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“I do not doubt that in the course of time this new science will be improved by further observations, and still more by true and conclusive proofs. But this need not diminish the glory of the first observer. My regard for the inventor of the harp is not mad less by knowing that his instrument was very crudely constructed and still more crudely played. Rather, I admire him more than I do the hundreds of craftsmen who in ensuing centuries have brought this art to the highest perfection…”
“To apply oneself to great inventions, starting from the smallest beginnings is no task for ordinary minds; to divine that wonderful art lie hid behind trivial and childish things is a conception for superhuman talents.”
-Galileo Galilei
This quote from Galileo Galilei from the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is applicable to the inventors of the past and the present. Many of the things today have been improved, but there will be no improvement, if an innovative idea did not exist. Cellphones, for example has taken a step further to improve the way people communicate. Mobile phones such as android phones, smartphones, and iPhone are made and are still being developed to improve a better way of communication. Such developments in communication, however, will not exist if the radio was not created which is considered the origin of the mobile phone2. Having an idea of creating a more efficient way of communication, a person developed a phone. Since then, developments on the product has been a trend in the market. Today, ideas are highly recognize whether the idea is about developing a product, or reverse engineering a product.
In the past, specifically the Renaissance period, ideas of machines, and other things are also recognize althou...

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