Wilkins, John, A discovery of a new world : or a discourse tending to prove, that 'tis probable there may be another Habitable World in the Moon ; with a discourse concerning the Probability of a Passage thither; unto which is added, a discourse concerning a New Planet, tending to prove, that 'tis probable our earth is one of the Planets

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That the Moon may be a World.
commonly ſee refuted in the Gommentators on
the Books de Gælo.
Vitellio and Reinoldus, Affirm the Spots to
Opt. lib. 9.
comment.
in Pnrb.
pag. 164.
be the Thicker parts of the Moon, into which
the Sun cannot Infuſe much Light;
and this
(ſay they) is the Reaſon why in theSuns Eclip-
ſes, the Spots and Brighter parts, are ſtill in ſome
meaſure Diſtinguiſhed, becauſe the Sun Beams
are not able ſo well to Penetrate through thoſe
Thicker, as they may through the Thinner
parts of that Planet.
Of this Opinion alſo was
Gæſar la GaHa, whoſe Words are theſe, The
Moon doth there appear Cleareſt, where ſhe
is Tranſpicious, not only through the Superfi-
Ex'qua par-
te luna eſt
tranſpicua
non ſolum
ſecundum
ſuperficiem
ſed etiam
ſecundum
ſubſtantiam
eatenus cla-
ra, ex qna
autem parte
opaca eſt
eatenus ob-
ſcura vide-
tur. De Phæ-
nom. eap. II.
Albert.
mag. de
Coævis
Q. 4. Art.
12.
Colleg. Con.
‘ cies, but the Subſtance alſo, and there ſhe
ſeems ſpotted, where her Body is moſt Opa-
cous.
The ground of this his Aſſertion, was,
becauſe he thought the Moon did receive and
beſtow her Light by Illumination only, and not
at all by reſlexion;
but this, together with the
ſuppoſed Penetration of the Sun-Beams, and
the Perſpicuity of the Moons Body, I have
above Anſwered and Refuted.

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