Foundation of the Scientific Revolution

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Foundation of the Scientific Revolution

Post  laraschembrisant on Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:00 pm

Before the scientific revolution Aristotle work had laid the foundation for scientific study through the medieval era. He brought up Gravity/Theory of falling objects. Ptolemy laid out Geocentric (earth-centered) model of the universe and the idea of the motion of the planets. Renaissance humanist had mastered Greek as well as Latin. This permitted them to make obvious that some ancient thinkers had disagreed with Aristotle and the accepted authorities. Other developments encouraged new ways of thinking for example technical problems that required careful observation and accurate measurements like calculating weight of ships. The invention of new instruments, such as the telescope and microscope, made fresh discoveries possible. The printing press helps spread these ideas. Mathematics was seen as the key of navigation, military science, and geography. Great mathematicians believed the secret of nature was written in math. The new theories developed by these mathematicians became the foundation of the scientific revolution. The factors leading to the Scientific Revolution was the rise of universities, contact with non-western societies, the Renaissance, and the Exploration. The Scientific Revolution was a revolution in human understanding and knowledge about the physical universe that happened in the 17th century. The Scientific Revolution was the spreading of new ideas in sciences, philosophy and reasoning.

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Post  elena.scates on Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:37 am

I can't even imagine discovering any of these things; I wouldn't even know where to start! I find science today complicated and we have it all set out for us. They had to independently find ways to make observations and draw conclusions about things that hadn't been known before they found out. It's interesting how an invention like the printing press, which has more to do with English, also helps other topics like Science; without the invention of the printing press, life would be very different today! Nice topic  cat 
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