Some study questions for Hooke’s Micrographia. Please read Hooke’s observations

Some study questions for Hooke’s Micrographia. Please read Hooke’s observations, and look carefully at his illustrations. Then, write up thorough responses to each one, in full sentences, and then post your answers as a NEW THREAD in the discussion board.
#1 The Point
What is Hooke’s purpose in starting with a “point”? Since this is his very first observation, what is he trying to convince his reader of right from the start?
#12: Gravel in urine
Hooke uses the microscope to observe the surface of kidney stones. What further experiments does he conduct on them, and why?
#21: Moss
How does Hooke describe the structure of tiny individual moss plants? Why do you think he describes them that way?
In the second part of this observation, Hooke considers the difficult question of whether moss grows from scattered seeds or whether it spontaneously generated from decomposing bodies. Why is Hooke doubtful that moss grows from seeds? As an alternative, how does he explain the way moss might “arise from corruption”?
#28: Corn Violet seeds
What is interesting about the way that Hooke describes seeds? Does he restrict himself to literal language? Why not? What is his purpose in depicting seeds this way?
#37: Feet of flies
What is so admirable about fly feet, according to Hooke? What does this lead him to conclude?
#53: The Flea
What kind of figurative language does Hooke use to describe the flea? Why does he make that choice? Is it surprising to you?
#54: The Louse
Write down a list of all the kinds of details that Hooke observes about the louse. How exactly is he able to discover all this? How long do you think he spend watching this louse?
#59: The Stars
Hooke mentions the work of a number of prior scientists. What is his chief reason for doing so? How is he positioning his own work in relationship to them?

Some study questions for Hooke’s Micrographia. Please read Hooke’s observations
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