Scientific Revolution

Scientific Revolution - called Dialogue on the Two Great...

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Scientific Revolution Scientific Revolution- Transformation in thinking that occurred during the 1500s and 1600s caused by scientific observation, experimentation and the questioning of traditional opinions. Copernicus (early 1500s) - A Polish scientist who developed a theory, the heliocentric theory, that stated that the sun was the center of the universe. Copernicus could not prove his theory with the instruments and mathematics available to him. Kepler- Proved Copernicus’s theory by using math. Galileo- Made a telescope to study space. He published his findings in 1632 in a work
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Unformatted text preview: called Dialogue on the Two Great Systems of the World . His work caused as uproar. The church was angry at Galileo because they thought his work contradicted what the Bible said. Vesalius- Pioneered the study of anatomy. Rene Descartes- Believed one should question ass assumptions before accepting them. He argued that everything had to be proved. Isaac Newton- Made the laws of motion and laws about universal gravitation. Leeuwenhoek- Used microscope to discover bacteria. Hook- First to identify cells as living matter. Boyle- Founder of modern chemistry....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Dr.dolittle during the Spring '08 term at Cedarville.

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