• Why are the bones of great fishes, and oysters and corals and various other shells and sea-snails, found on the high tops of mountains that border the sea, in the same way in which they are found in the depths of the sea?

    Leonardo (da Vinci), Carlo Pedretti, Martin Kemp, Owen Gingerich, American Museum of Natural History (1996). “Codex Leicester: a masterpiece of science”