This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: What is Science?- Falsifiable: Hypothesis-experiment/evidence-new hypothesis = self-correcting- does not seek to prove- progressive Early Thinkers - The Greeks- Aristotle and Plato - "Natural Philosophers"- "Experimental science is a base mechanical endeavor." Plato favored pure math and logic departing from their teacher Democritus.- This Greek tradition influenced the Renaissance, flowering of arts but not of science - Leonardo da Vinci (b. 1519) or Roger Bacon (1300's) as the first real scientist?- Bishop James Ussher (1581-1656): Pinpoints moment of creation as Oct. 10, 4004 B.C.- Carol von Linnaeus - 1700's - Taxonomy...
View Full Document
- Fall '08