Although it would take centuries to develop

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Although it would take centuries to develop, the Scientific Revolution began near the  end of the  Middle Ages , when farmers began to notice, study, and record those  environmental conditions that yielded the best harvests. In time, curiosity about the  world spread, which led to further innovation. Even the Church initially encouraged such  investigations, out of the belief that studying the world was a form of piety and  constituted an admiration of God’s work. The Church’s benevolent stance toward science changed abruptly when astronomers  such as  Galileo Galilei  ( 1564–1642) and  Johannes Kepler  ( 1571–1630) started  questioning the ancient teachings of Aristotle and other accepted “truths.” Galileo’s work  in the fields of physics and inertia was groundbreaking, while Kepler’s laws of planetary  motion revealed, among other things, that the planets moved in elliptical orbits. Galileo 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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