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Ligabue Magazine n° 73
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Leonardo's Fossils

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Giancarlo Ligabue

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Bruno Berti - Interstudio

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"Yearning is property of substance. It is like ugliness that wishes to become beauty, because in itself it is not ugliness, but only such in passing".
Almost 2,300 years ago with these words Aristotle (Physics 1.9) anticipated the concept of evolution, going beyond the vision of a changing but capricious nature so dear to Heraclitus and Plato. (...)
Around 1,800 years later, a young man called Leonardo da Vinci, helped by his uncle Francesco, began to make a collection of daily finds which he stored in his room: eggs, coloured stones, corks, insects and his first "nichi" (shells) - fossils of marine creatures, usually molluscs, but also other "sea things" such as seaweed, coral, sponge and fossilized fish.

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