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Unformatted text preview: Salons Gathering places for wealthy, intellectually minded elites during the years during and prior to the Enlightenment. The salons typically held weekly meetings where upper-class citizens gathered to discuss the political and social theories of the day. Scientific Revolution A gradual development of thought and approaches to the study of the universe that took place from approximately 1500 to 1700 and paved the way for the Enlightenment. Coming from humble beginnings with basic observations, the Scientific Revolution grew to a fever pitch when scientists such as Galileo Galilei , Ren Descartes , and Johannes Kepler entered the scene and essentially rewrote history, disproving Church doctrines, explaining religious miracles, and setting the world straight on all sorts of scientific principles. The result was not only new human knowledge but also a new scientific principles....
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