Unformatted text preview: • Embraced by ancient Greeks such as Aristotle ← Copernicus (1543) • Proposed the sun was in the center • Assumed each planets is on circular orbit around the sun • Science works for what it aims to do. Effectiveness form systematic testing and observation and natural explanations. ← Galileo (Early 1600’s) • First to use telescope to look at night sky • Discovered o Milky Way = myriads of stars o Phases of Venus Confirmed heliocentric model o Sunspots o Craters, maria on Moon o Rings of Saturn o 4 moons orbiting Jupiter ←...
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- Fall '08
- Copernicus, nearly circular orbits, form systematic testing