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17th Century Thermodynamics
Before they were advanced enough to figure out the laws of thermodynamics, gravity, and basic personal hygiene, Robert Fludd was busy designing self-contained perpetual motion systems.

Says BibliOdyssey:
He described a perpetual motion system in which a water source would turn a wheel which in turn would be able to both grind grain and also drive an Archimedes screw pump to return the water to its origin, able to fall again and continue to power the process.
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Via BibliOdyssey and The Directory of Wonderful Things.

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