HIS 4b Lecture 15 Scientific Revolution

HIS 4b Lecture 15 Scientific Revolution - 3-4Scientific...

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Unformatted text preview: 3-4Scientific Revolution• Theories of Nature of Science• Thomas Kuhn• scientists aren’t mere testing machines, they have ideas• scientists are non-scientific• the Paradigm• people relate their theories to other theories and to a broad over-arching concept• is such a thing such as ancient science as we understand it• had a working model, a paradigm• the earth is stationary in the center of the universe• stars revolve in a crystalline sphere around the earth• the sun is mounted on a crystalline sphere as well, propelled by the 1st sphere• planets just wandered• it worked, predicted the position of the stars and the sun everyday of the year• Two Sphere Universe• problem of planets• Ptolemy• each plant is mounted on a sphere• made up of 2 spheres• Equant• another device to to explain the movement of planets• Aristotelian Physics• earth-centered & finite universe• wind, fire, water, earth• the earth is always al the center• explains why when you through something up it always comes down...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course HIS 4B taught by Professor Landau during the Fall '07 term at UC Davis.

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HIS 4b Lecture 15 Scientific Revolution - 3-4Scientific...

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