The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment - The Age of Revolution and The...

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Unformatted text preview: The Age of Revolution and The Enlightenment Defined as “a fundamentally rapid change in the way a system operates.” Man was evolving…. Individualism Opposition and rejection The “Divine Right of Kings” Birth Rights…lineage The basic rights of man… Liberty Equality Pursuit of Happiness (Land) “Dare to Know” Prevailing thought… Do not question Do not think for yourself…we’ll tell you what to think Education was done by the Church Science is “Magic, Witchcraft, and Sorcery” Only “Heretics” question It was a “Revolution” to think for yourself The message was simple…have the courage to use your own intelligence Or………. DARE TO KNOW DARE TO KNOW Copernicus Polish Priest Studied the “Heavens” Did not believe that the earth was the center of the universe Wrote the book “On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres”…the earth revolved around the sun! Did not want to be branded a heretic Findings were published upon his death Galileo Father of Science Father of “Modern Astronomy” Championed Copernicus Astronomer Designed own telescope Surface of the Sun Surface of the Moon Jupiter’s Moons Dispelled the myth of “Heavenly Bodies” Father of Physics Mathematician Uniform acceleration Objects of different weight fall at same speed Condemned as a heretic by the Catholic Church Galileo was ordered to stand trial on suspicion of heresy in 1633. The sentence of the Inquisition : Galileo was found guilty of “heresy", namely of having held the opinions that the Sun lies motionless at the centre of the universe, that the Earth is not at its centre and moves, … contrary to Holy Scripture. He was ordered imprisoned; the sentence was later commuted to house arrest. His work was banned, forbidden, including any he might write in the future....
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course CSC 100 taught by Professor Morgan during the Spring '11 term at Jackson State.

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