Sunday, 28 July 2013

The Genius of Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was right all along, new medical scans show - Telegraph
The Queen owns many of Leonardo da Vinci's quite extraordinary anatomical sketches. Although these are accurate and beautiful, they cannot be seen as evidence of his predictive powers - after all an MRI of a hand today just reveals what anyone could expose by dissection of a body - an activity that predated Leonardo. What is even more amazing about Leonardo da Vinci are (amongst other things) his observations on physiology and blood flow. The illustrations show one of his diagrams of blood flow within the sinuses of Valsalva, the bulges of the aorta at the point it exits from the heart, together with proof by MRI that what he described in his drawing I.e the swirling of blood in this region  is actually what happens. Should MRI not be referred to as the LTM - Leonardo Truth Machine ?