1670 in science

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The year 1670 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Botany[edit]

Earth sciences[edit]

  • Jean Picard calculates the radius of the Earth to within 0.44% of the modern value.[3]
  • Agostino Scilla publishes La vana speculazione disingannata dal senso: lettera risponsiva c. i corpi marini, che petrificati si trovano in varii luoghi terrestri ("Vain Speculation Undeceived by Sense") in Naples, arguing for an organic origin for fossils.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Ray: Catalogus plantarum Angliae". www.gla.ac.uk. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Lost Edinburgh: The Physic Garden". Scotsman. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  3. ^ Barentine, John C. (2015). The Lost Constellations: A History of Obsolete, Extinct, or Forgotten Star Lore. Springer. p. 308. ISBN 9783319227955. 
  4. ^ "Scilla, Agostino, 1670, La Vana Speculazione. Engraved title page. :: Emblematic Science". lhldigital.lindahall.org. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  5. ^ Usry, Terri (2015). Antique Clocks: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Lulu Press, Inc. p. 22. ISBN 9781329632738. 
  6. ^ "Maria Kirch - German astronomer". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "The Galileo Project". galileo.rice.edu. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Niccolò Zucci - Italian astronomer". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 5 April 2018.