Though up against considerable Church opposition

Though up against - , . (15611626 .Sometimeskno

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Though up against considerable Church opposition, science moved into the spotlight in  the late 1500s and early 1600s. Galileo had long said that  observation  was a  necessary element of the  scientific method —a point that  Francis Bacon  (1561–1626)  solidified with his inductive method. Sometimes known as the  Baconian method inductive science stresses observation and reasoning as the means for coming to  general conclusions. A later contemporary,  René Descartes  (1596–1650), picked up where Bacon left off.  Descartes’ talents ran the gamut from mathematics to philosophy and ultimately the  combination of those schools. His work in combining algebra and geometry  revolutionized both of those fields, and it was Descartes who came to the philosophical  conclusion “I think, therefore I am”—asserting that, if nothing else, he was at least a  thinking being. Descartes’ 
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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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