Died: January 8, 1642, Arcetri
Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, sometimes described as a polymath.
Embodiments are useful fictions as long as you realize they are fiction and have one foot firmly planted on the function of it all.
If you are stuck on learning for the sake of learning and lack understanding, the wisdom of Heraclitus (535-475 BC) may be for you. This back and forth gameplay of memory and recall is all about timing and selective association.