HST 198 Pt. 2 - 17th Century Scientific Revolution Modern...

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17 th Century Scientific Revolution Modern science is precise knowledge of the physical world based on the union of experimental observations with sophisticated mathematics. Whereas science had been secondary and subordinate in medieval intellectual life, it became independent and even primary for many educated people by the 18 th century. During the later Middle Ages, philosophers and students investigated the natural world as part of understanding the glory of God. Scientific Revolution was the origin of the modern world. The study of the natural world (otherwise known as Natural Philosophy ) was the prominent science in the Middle Ages. Most of the Natural Philosophy took place in universities that were based out of monasteries. Natural Philosophy was taught as a supplement to religion and the ability of understanding God. This philosophy was based upon texts, mostly Greek texts, such as Aristotle and Ptolemy. o Four elements of earth : Earth Wind Fire Water o Other planets have other elements volatile to earth. o Aristotelian Cosmos Ptolemy created the idea that all the planets circled the earth as well as the sun, and this idea was infused with religion and that angels moved the planets. Renaissance:
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HST 198 Pt. 2 - 17th Century Scientific Revolution Modern...

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