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Magnifying Glasseses: What Language is and What language is

In the previous blog reflection, I targetted Enlightenment as a source of power for the Royal Society, a tool used to exclude those unfit wealthy, intellectual sentiments. 395 more words

Mary Shelley

"Put the Magnifier down; You're gonna hurt someone with that thing...oh, and take them heels off while you're at it. sheesh."

It is as if I can imagine Robert Hooke gently and intricately staring down for hours at a flea, holding his magnifying scope, while holding his pinky up, and mumbling, “ahh. 402 more words

Natural Analogies And Mixed Metaphors (9/7)

High Heels and Magnifying Glasses

I found Margaret Cavendish’s thoughts on science and how it was being used in the world at the time to be very interesting. Margaret Cavendish writes “magnifying glasses are like a high heel to a short leg, which if it be made too high, it is apt to make the wearer fall, and at the best can do no more than represent exterior figures in a bigger, and so in a more deformed shape and posture than naturally they are.” In Cavendish’s writing she shares her opinion about magnifying glasses stating that they alter the way humans visually perceive nature. 278 more words