Interesting Read: “Measuring Hell: was modern physics born in the Inferno?”

“Debating the mechanics of the Inferno might sound like intellectual horseplay, the 16th-century equivalent of MIT cafeteria debates about the viability of “Star Trek” teleporters. But there was more to the lectures than this. The insights Galileo gleaned from analyzing Dante’s measurements in fact anticipated a vital principle of structural engineering.” For more of Chris Wright’s article, check out the Boston Globe’s website here.

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