The Age of ReasonEnlightenment

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The Age of Reason (Enlightenment) I. The Scientific Revolution A. Prelude to the Enlightenment (16 th th Centuries) B. Earlier Notion that “Older was Better” 1. General “Truths” accepted based on tradition, church, etc… 2. Old Ideas/ “Truths” not challenged until now C. Discover Natural Law through the power of human reason II. Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) A. Polish Astronomer / Heliocentric Theory B. Opposition by Church 1. Psalm 104:5 “the Lord set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.” III. Galileo (1564-1642) A. Italian Scientist / “Father of Modern Science” B. Improves the Telescope / Compound Microscope to view insects C. Promoted Copernicus’ heliocentric view IV. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) A. English philosopher /scientist B. Scientific Method – observe and test things – reason for yourself V. Isaac Newton (1642-1727) A. Englishman B. Experiments w/gravity – 3 laws of motion C. Physically tests things VI. John Locke (1690)
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