Reading Hobbes’ Leviathan and this line just came out of the book and smacked me in the face.

“And therefore in geometry (which is the only science that it hath pleased God hitherto to bestow on mankind)…”

It’s like he knew what was coming. I get the feeling he was so sure of the eventual progression of this thing (science) that he could tell was just starting in his lifetime, with the concentration of Natural Philosophers around London and the formation of the Royal Society.

Matt Roll @mroll