Discuss the nature of the Medieval university and the ways in which its structure influenced the reception of Aristotelianism in the Latin West.
Around early 1100's the Medieval university, specifically in the Latin Quarter of Paris, obtained translated w
The Industrial Revolutions and Technological
1. In what ways did the Industrial Revolutions show both the advantages of the scientifictechnical successes on the populations of the world?
2. What groups benefitted and which endured greater hardships
Technology and progress have many meanings and both terms have changed both by time
and by culture. Based on your readings for the week and your own analysis of those
readings, consider the following questions and answer thoughtfully, do not simply list
The end of the nineteenth and into the twentieth century saw the emergence of new perceptions of
science. The Newtonian universe began to fall (although it inspired its own end) before new ideas in
1. What were these new ideas and what type of un
What we call science was often referred to as natural philosophy in the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries. Vital to the approach of these natural philosophers was the concept of asking questions,
hypothesizing, testing, and concluding, then repeat.
Science and pseudo-science were major products of the nineteenth century forward. Pseudoscience used scientific language and seemed to offer the latest in scientific ideas and progress,
but its adherents used the legitimacy that science had gained by usin
Based on your readings for the week and your own analysis of those readings, consider the following
questions and answer thoughtfully, do not simply list information:
In what ways did these changes and the losses of earlier technology affect different gro
The development of the computer has engaged a crucial part of the communication-information
revolution of recent history. The development of the Internet and related technologies in addition
to new forms of transportation have engendered a communication a
How would the fact that most information about the world, most news, came from the pulpit affect the transmission of this information to villagers and townspeople? How did the printing press change this?
The printing press vastly improved human knowledge
discuss the impact of industrialization. Make sure you support your argument with evidence from the assigned readings.
In 1812 a severe explosion in a mine killed 92 men and boys. The explosion was due to the methane gas in the mines
Newton, Galileo and Copernicus.
Copernicus was the first to propose a heliocentric model of the universe, where the planets revolved around the Sun. This idea was very controversial, but would eventually change the way people viewed the universe. The rese
How would you define progress before completing this week's readings?
Progress, in my opinion, is the idea that various cultures can form societies in order to work toward the advancement of society, on any scale. For example, hispanic culture and african
Using your readings to support your points, please discuss the following:
-How did Darwin's scientific findings and theory become twisted for social and political uses?
Herbert Spencer publicized ideas of evolution and progress before Charles Darwin publi
1) How was science and progress perceived in the early 20th century? How would you compare that to the early 21st century? (1900-1950 & 2000-present)
-In the early 20th century, science and progress were most likely perceived as two separate pursuits. Sci
The development of the printing press was crucial to a new communication revolution in human
history. Some have described this technological innovation as one of the greatest revolutions in
communication and knowledge expansion, alongside the development