Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 07:04:51 -0700

Author: "Zigmund J. Peacock"

Subject: Re: Galileo Galilei


Tappers, it is a little known fact that as Gallileo was rolling balls down an
incline he did not time them with water drops etc. Rather he used the inate
sense of time that musicians [which he was also] seem to have.
It turns out that the musical mind can accurately recognize timing to 1/64
of a second.
Think of a piece of music you know well and one of the first ways you
recognize you favourite performer is the beat associated with them.
My bit for Monday. Zig

> "Galilei was born in Pisa in 1564, the son of Vincenzo Galilei, well known
> for his studies of music, and Giulia Ammannati. He studied at Pisa, where he
> later held the chair in mathematics from 1589 - 1592.

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