THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION NOTES

THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION NOTES - THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION...

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THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION Reasons for the Change Foremost change in world view Modern science - experimental observations and mathematics Had always been subordinate to theology Astrology and physics led the way Traditional views were based on Aristotle Traditional Ideas Before the revolution, ideas based upon Aristotle and Ptolemy. The earth was fixed at the center of the universe Ten transparent spheres moved around it Beyond this was the heavens Fit with Christian view Aristotle’s ideas were accepted for 2,000 years because 1) he offered common sense explanations, 2) pacified religion - "Great chain of being" Copernicus Polish clergyman Astronomer based his research on Ptolemy Heliocentric theory - On the Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres (1543) Where was God? Calvin "it cannot be moved" Luther called him a fool Catholic reaction was milder, 1616 denounced his theories 3 Laws of motion planets orbit in elliptical motions velocity varies according to distance from the sun planets move faster closer to the sun
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