Robert Hooke

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In existographies, Robert Hooke (320-252 BE) (1635-1703 ACM) (IQ:195|#14) (ID:2.91|67) (RGM:372|1,350+) (PR:499|65AE / physicist:14) (Murray 4000:13|CS / 20|P) (Kanowitz 50:45) (Partington 50:23) (EP:16) (GPE:18) (GCE:#) (EPD:F13) (CR:139) (LH:12) (TL:153|#62) was an English physicist, mechanical inventor, astronomer, microscopist, chemist, engineer, experimenter, and anti-chance natural philosopher, aka "England's Leonardo" (Chapman, 2004), noted for []


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“That there may have been divers species of things wholly destroyed and annihilated, and divers others changed and varied, for since we find that there are some kinds of animals and vegetables peculiar to certain places, and not to be found elsewhere; if such a place have been swallowed up, it is not improbable that those animal beings may have been destroyed with them; and this may be true both of aerial and aquatic animals.”
— Robert Hooke (1667), Discourse on Earthquakes
“The vacuum left by fire lifts a weight.”
— Robert Hooke (1675), Description of Helioscopes and Other Instruments (invention #9, pg. #)[1]

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  1. (a) Hooke, Robert. (1675). A Description of Helioscopes and some other Instruments (invention #9: “A New Invention in Mechanics of Prodigious Use: Exceeding the Chimera’s of Perpetual Motions for Several Uses” (cypher), pg. #). Publisher.
    (b) Inwood, Stephen. (2003). The Man Who Knew Too Much: the Strange and Inventive Life of Robert Hooke 1653-1703 ("lifts a weight", pg. 198). Pan MacMillan.

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