Second Take Home Exam

Second Take Home Exam - Courtney Boyd STS 301-001 Dr Daniel...

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Courtney Boyd STS 301-001 Dr. Daniel Graham Due Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Second Take Home Exam I. Sources of Knowledge A. The sources of knowledge during the Modern science time varied among each scientist. Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo all believed that the source of knowledge was math and with each of them contributing different ideas from Astronomy to the Planetary Orbits to the Laws of Inertia, the status of math increased. 1. Copernicus believed that the source of knowledge was math and that everything could be worked out through mathematics. Using math, he wanted to fix Ptonomy’s Earth centered idea in which the Earth is the center of the universe and enhance a sun centered idea that was later discovered after Ptonomy. 2. Kepler believed that the source of knowledge was math and he discovered that the planets move by mechanical forces using mathematics. With this he was able to define the planetary orbits. 3. Galileo also believed that the source of knowledge was math. With math he was able to discover the Law of Inertia. 4. Bacon on the other hand believed that the source of knowledge was theology and science. However, both theology and science can work if they weren’t in competition with each other. He believed that knowledge could be obtained using inductive thinking which is taking specific ideas and making them into general ideas or concepts.
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STS 301-001 Dr. Daniel Graham Due Wednesday, July 27, 2011 5. DesCartes believed that the sources of knowledge were arithmetic and geology. With these he was able to discover the Laws of Mechanics and he felt that the Laws of Mechanics were identical to the Laws of Nature. This was because he felt that everything in nature was mechanical-like. 6. Newton believed that the source of knowledge was science and with this he was able to discover the Law of Uniform Accelerated Motion and the idea of gravity. He used inductive and deductive thinking. Inductive thinking is having specific ideas and making them into general ideas or concepts. Deductive thinking is turning general ideas or concepts into specific ideas. B. Institutionalized Christianity 1. Catholic Church believed that the source of knowledge was through God and that that can be obtained through the church. They believed that if one expands ones knowledge, man can become more God-like. However, the church began to sponsor secular topics. 2. Aquinas believed that the source of knowledge could be obtained through the church and through a science education. The source of knowledge that can be obtained through the church was reason and faith. He believed that reason could be used to enhance faith within the church and faith is compatible with philosophy. However, he could not convince others that both reason and faith were compatible. Stated that the more the world could be understood, the more you could become closer to God. 3.
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