1670 in science

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The year 1670 in science and technology involved some significant events.

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  • Jean Picard calculates the radius of the Earth to within 0.44% of the modern value.
  • Agostino Scilla publishes La vana speculazione disingannata dal senso: lettera risponsiva c. i corpi marini, che petrificati si trovano in varii luoghi terrestri ("Vain Speculation Undeceived by Sense") in Naples, arguing for an organic origin for fossils.

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