The Age of ReasonEnlightenment - The Age of Reason(Enlightenment I The Scientific Revolution A Prelude to the Enlightenment(16th Early 17th Centuries B

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The Age of Reason (Enlightenment)I. The Scientific RevolutionA. Prelude to the Enlightenment (16th& Early 17thCenturies)B. Earlier Notion that “Older was Better”1. General “Truths” accepted based on tradition, church, etc…2. Old Ideas/ “Truths” not challenged until nowC. Discover Natural Law through the power of human reasonII. Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)A. Polish Astronomer / Heliocentric TheoryB. Opposition by Church1. Psalm 104:5 “the Lord set the earth on its foundations; itcan never be moved.”III. Galileo (1564-1642)A. Italian Scientist / “Father of Modern Science”B. Improves the Telescope / Compound Microscope to view insectsC. Promoted Copernicus’ heliocentric viewIV. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)A. English philosopher /scientist B. Scientific Method – observe and test things – reason for yourselfV. Isaac Newton (1642-1727)A. EnglishmanB. Experiments w/gravity – 3 laws of motionC. Physically tests thingsVI. John Locke (1690)A. English PhilosopherB. Tabula Rasa– Environment

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