Presentation on theme: "The Scientific Revolution Chapter 6 Section 1. Before 1500 To determine what was true/false people turned to ancient Greek/Roman authors or the Bible."— Presentation transcript:
Before 1500 To determine what was true/false people turned to ancient Greek/Roman authors or the Bible.
Geocentric Theory Earth-centered view of the universe Earth was an immovable object Everything else moved around the Earth
Aristotle Greek philosopher of the 4 th century BC Developed the Geocentric Theory
Ptolemy Greek astronomer of the 2 nd century AD Expanded the geocentric theory which was also supported by Christianity
Scientific Revolution A new way of thinking about the natural world based on natural observation and willingness to question accepted beliefs Mid 1500s Challenged the ideas of the ancient thinkers and the church Replaced old assumptions with new theories