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Nicolaus Copernicus contributions to Scientific Revolution

Post  Romane D. on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:50 am

Nicolaus Copernicus was born on February 19, 1473, in Poland. He excelled in many subjects such as medicine, law, theology, painting, and most importantly astronomy. He was a student of past observers and theoreticians. While he was studying, he observed motions, he accepted the geocentric Aristotelian system, which represented that the earth was the center of the solar system, but he concluded that something was wrong with this theory. He tested the hypothesis that the earth was the one orbiting around the sun; it was called the heliocentric theory. His new plan still included a lot of aspects of the ancient theory. He finished the description of his heliocentric theory in De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, which was published in 1543. This has helped many scientists or astronomers because if the heliocentric theory hadn’t been discovered, they would have no idea how our solar system would function. Depending on what they are studying, astronomers, use calculations to make everything simpler for different theories.

I believe he should really be recognized because he has many incredible discoveries that are still really useful nowadays. Now everybody knows that the sun is the center of the universe and not the earth. It has opened our minds to the real world and how reality is.

What do you think about the Scientific Revolution and do you know about it?
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Post  Alicia M. on Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:21 pm

The scientific revolution was in the 17th century and it was a revolution in human’s knowledge and understanding of the Universe occurred. this process was first started by two men, Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kepler. Kepler discovered and demonstrated that the Earth orbits the Sun, and Galileo discovered the Telescope. This revolution was very important because it helped us understand everything that surrounds us and how it works. Many more technologies and discoveries were made thanks to this revolution. As we can determine, this revolution in other words: “It made sense to our lives”.
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