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Conversations On The Plurality
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Color enhanced image of Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle's frontispiece to his seventeenth century book "Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds" (Entretiens sur la pluralit� des mondes) was one of the first books to attempt an explanation of scientific theories in popular language. The book itself is presented as a series of conversations between a gallant philosopher and a marquise, who walk in the latter's garden at night and gaze at stars. The philosopher explains the heliocentric model and also muses on the possibility of extraterrestrial life.
February 20th, 2013
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