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Scientific Revolution of the 17th Century

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Scientific Revolution of the 17 th Century Astronomy The old view (Ptolemy)- Earth Centered view, the universes’ celestial bodies are perfect and unchanging, not made of matter Planets, then God and his angels, closed perfect universe Ptolemaic “epicycles” Move in circles on circles, circles are perfect motion…had to use this explanation to explain why some planets appear to look backwards Ptolemy has the math down Copernican View Instead of Earth in the middle, he flips the position of the sun and the earth, putting the sun in the middle of the universe Copernicus got it more right, but still not completely Ptolemy- crystalline spheres movie in circular orbits, earth is center of universe Copernicus- crystalline spheres move in circular orbits, sun is center of universe Both Catholics and Protestants attack the Copernican ideas as heretical Creates uncertainty about human role in the universe Where do we put God? What is the role of humanity?
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