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Fascinating! Robert Boyle's mission objective list for "science" includes:

- "Art of Flying" [check]
- "practicable and certain way of finding Longitudes" [check]
- "Potent Druggs to alter or Exalt Imagination, Waking, Memory, and other functions, and appease pain, procure innocent sleep, harmless dreams" [getting there? kinda?]
- "Attaining Gigantick Dimensions" [what]
- "Varnishes perfumable by Rubbing" [WHAT]

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