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1/ I’ve been thinking about #soulmates for a while. For years, actually, when I began collecting stories from people about these connections.
2/ I realized everybody has a story. A defining jolt of clarity they can describe with vividness, sadness, regret or awe when reflecting on “the moment.” Even when cracking jokes about it, they *knew*.
3/ I've nurtured this idea for a long time; it sprang from my travels. All over the world, in every culture I visited, I would ask this question: "How did you know they were *The One*? (An intimate question, indeed!) I'd ask an elderly married couple,
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Relevant context: In the April 1910 issue of the journal @sciencemagazine, the #American #historian of #medicine Fielding Hudson Garrison writes: "Kircher's "Scrutinium pestis," one of the acknowledged landmarks in medical #progress, was published in #Rome in 1658, at least
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.. seventeen years before #Leeuwenhoek's discovery of the #infusoria (1675) and twenty-five years before his #RoyalSociety paper on the #microorganisms found on the teeth (September 17, 1683); so that making every allowance for the skill and proficiency of #seventeenthcentury
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.. #opticians in grinding and polishing #lenses, the question whether #Kircher's lenses were better or worse than #Leeuwenhoek's is one of those "improbable problems" that each one can settle according to his personal preferences. No one will deny that Kircher saw some minute
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