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Serafina Cuomo

  • A Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder of the Ancient World by Alexander Jones
    Oxford, 288 pp, £22.99, March 2017, ISBN 978 0 19 973934 9

In a treatise on the nature of the gods, written around 45 bce, Cicero formulated a version of what became known as the teleological proof of the existence of God:

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