In the Renaissance, it was not all painting + discovery (as some are led to think.) It was an age of great turmoil + unrest. My friend Mrs. Janson says "Perhaps this unsettled state of affairs gave men a better chance to stretch their minds."
Leonardo da Vinci thought of himself firstly as an artist, though he was nearly an all around genius. To him, "see" + "know" were the same. Now scientists put their knowledge in words, but in the Renaissance a picture was worth a thousand words. If you're interested in anything, Leonardo was too. He made flying machines + drew the inside of human bodies like a doctor + and was way ahead of his time in many fields. He even knew psychology!
Q- Why did the dumb blond doodle on her essay?
A- Because a picture is worth a thousand words!
(She also drew a sketch of the Mona Lisa.)