Old Science, New Discoveries

Section 1: Old Science, New Discoveries

Members of the Academy of the Lynx were thoroughly familiar with classical works.  As they explored novelties in the natural world, they searched for clues within ancient texts to aid their understanding.  Each endeavor motivated, guided and shaped the other.  

Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press in 1454 led to a more widespread availability of ancient as well as modern texts, making it easier to compare them with each other and with new natural knowledge.