Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso, De motionibus naturalibus a gravitate pendentibus, 1670

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              tra Platonicam ſententiam afferuntur, quæ peruene­
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              re ad meam notitiam. </s>
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              Cap. 4. poſi­
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              tiuam leui­
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              tatem noņ
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              dari.</s>
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              <s id="s.000379">Quòad primum Ariſtoteles inſectatur Democriti,
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              Platoniſque poſitionem, ſed more ſuo, non contrą
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              ſententias, at contra mera verba eorum argumenta­
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              tur, ſcilicèt quod terræ grauitas maior, quàm aeris
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              pendeat à copia triangulorum, quæ maior in terra,
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              quàm in aere exiſtit, aſſumitque prædicta triangula,
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              ac ſi eſſent ſuperficies planæ omninò indiuiſibiles,
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              quod patet falſum eſſe, cùm in Platonica poſitionę
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              atomi triangulares ſint corpora, non autem ſuperfi­
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              cies indiuiſibiles. </s>
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              Phyſic.lib.4.
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              cap.2.</s>
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              <s id="s.000381">Præterea contra Democritum, ait, grandem aeris
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              maſſam, veluti eſſet ſphæra aerea habens diametrum
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              decem cubitorum, habere maiorem copiam, &
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              pleni, & materiei, quàm exigua pila aquea
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              habens diametrum vnius digiti, & proindè pila ae­
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              rea grauior eſſe deberet, & deorſum deſcendere, &
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              è
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              <s id="s.000382">Hoc,
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              inquam, argumentum non afficit Democritum, qui
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              numquam tantam abſurditatem ſomniauit,
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              enim conſiderauit plenum ſolitarium, ſed vnà cum
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              pleno ingentem vacui molem augmentatam in illą
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              grandi aerea pila, & ſemper maiori cum proportio­
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              ne, quàm ſe habeat plenum aeris ad plenum aquæ.
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              <s id="s.000383">Quam exceptionem parùm ſincerè Ariſtoteles ſub ſi­
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              lentio inuoluit, quoniam exiſtente aere rariore,
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              ſit ipſa aqua, habebit pars vacua ad partem plenam̨
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              aeris maiorem proportionem, quàm habet pars va-</s>
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