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By Rob Spillman

Rob Spillman—the award-winning, charismatic cofounding editor of the mythical Tin condo magazine—has committed his existence to the rebellious pursuit of inventive authenticity. Born in Germany to 2 pushed musicians, his adolescence was once spent one of the West Berlin cognoscenti, in a urban 2 hundred miles in the back of the Iron Curtain. There, the Berlin Wall stood as a stark reminder of the cut up among East and West, among suppressed desires and freedom of expression.
After an unsettled formative years relocating among divorced mom and dad in disparate towns, Spillman might finally locate his approach into the literary global of recent York urban, purely to desert it to come back to Berlin simply months after the Wall got here down. Twenty-five and newly married, Spillman and his spouse, the author Elissa Schappell, moved to the anarchic streets of East Berlin looking for the bohemian way of life in their idols. yet Spillman quickly stumbled on he used to be chasing the single factor that had continuously eluded him: a spot, or individual, to name domestic. In his intimate, wonderful, and heartfelt memoir, Spillman narrates a colourful, music-filled coming-of-age portrait of an artist's lifestyles that also is a cultural exploration of a transferring Berlin.

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Did the floating or failure to float of bodies in water depend on their individual forms, as the Aristotelians maintained, or on their different specific weights, as Galileo claimed? Yet again, it was Aristotle against Archimedes. To settle the issue Raphael, The School of Athens, 1509-1510. Detail showing the figure of Aristotle (Musei Vaticani, Vatican City, Stanza della Segnatura) Archimedes. Oil on canvas by Domenico Fetti, 1620, (Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden) rapidly, Galileo published the Discorso intorno alle cose che stanno in su l’acqua o che in quella si muovono [Discourse on Bodies on or in Water], which went into a second edition.

He had found in cosAutograph copy of the Sidereus nuncius. The moon mic space myriads of stars, invisible to the naked drawn by Galileo as seen through his telescope (Biblioteca Nazionale, Florence, Ms. Gal. 48, c. 28r). eye, which constituted the nebulae and the Milky Way. ’ But what were these ‘important consequences’? What ‘shadows’ would be swept away? It is clear that the results of these observations corroborated the thesis of a Copernican universe as opposed to the Aristotelian-Ptolemaic structure universally accepted up to that point.

65, c. ’ Bellarmine’s position was based on the sophistic distinction between abstract hypothesis and truth based on the observation of nature, a position in which the Church had taken refuge since the emergence of the new cosmological theories, concerned not with the appearances of the phenomena but with the credibility of Holy Scripture, given the glaring scientific errors that were beginning to be exposed in it. By now, direct experience and Galileo’s astronomical discoveries confirmed beyond doubt many mathematical demonstrations of Copernicus, exposing the falsity of Aristotle and Ptolemy’s arguments regarding the movement of planets in the solar system.

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