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Emily Traynor Benny Goldberg HPS 0515 / HIST 0089 3 April 2008 The Scientific Revolution I: Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and Harvey The scientific revolution was an extremely important and amazing time in the world’s history. This was a time when the beliefs of how many things worked were rethought and reconstructed, or sometimes even tossed out all together. Many times this led to ridicule and ostracism of either the idea, the person who presented the idea, or both. But eventually, through hard work and perseverance, these ideas took hold in society, and finally helped the world to open their eyes to newfound truths. One such idea was from Copernicus. Copernicus studied for years the motions of structures in the heavens. After many years of studying, he had substantial proof through calculations that the Earth not in fact the center of the universe, as previous astronomers had theorized, but the Sun was. Although he had every faith that his studies were correct, he writes that he kept his works to himself for years for fear that people would reject “the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HPS 0515 taught by Professor Goldberg during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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