Originally Posted by David Mo
And the same thing applies to Galileo, as I pointed out. The part Galileo cites as a direct quote from Aristotle doesn't appear in anything Aristotle wrote. Probably not Galileo's fault, there was a lot of pseudo-Aristotle around at the time.
One of his peculiar metaphysical beliefs is that scientific knowledge of the world must be based on an inductive process over empirical data, not deductive logic over assumed postulates.
That one turned out rather well, don't you think?