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1 SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION How did the following help pave the way for the Scientific Revolution?

2 Encouraged a spirit of curiosity (humanism…) Encouraged a spirit of curiosity (humanism…) *man and his world General re-birth of learning (classics...) General re-birth of learning (classics...) *Greeks and Romans Printing press helps spread new ideas Printing press helps spread new ideas

3 Need for better tools for navigation… Need for better tools for navigation… *Research in astronomy and math increases Explorers make more discoveries about the world… Explorers make more discoveries about the world… *adds to scientific knowledge of the world

4 Copernicus Heliocentric, but still dealt with perfect circles Heliocentric, but still dealt with perfect circles Retrograde motions explained by earth’s movements Retrograde motions explained by earth’s movements Church was OK with it, opened doors to more study but it was NOT accurate Church was OK with it, opened doors to more study but it was NOT accurate

5 Brahe and Kepler Tyco Brahe ( ) - some planets revolved around earth, others the sun, left thousands of observations Tyco Brahe ( ) - some planets revolved around earth, others the sun, left thousands of observations Johannes Kepler ( ) – Brahe’s assistance, orbits of planets are elliptical Johannes Kepler ( ) – Brahe’s assistance, orbits of planets are elliptical

6 Galileo Galilei ( ) Used Telescope – to observe – universe much more complex Used Telescope – to observe – universe much more complex Confirms Copernicus Confirms Copernicus Stated that the bible is wrong Stated that the bible is wrong 1992 – Pope John Paul II admitted errors by Pope Urban VIII advisors at the trial 1992 – Pope John Paul II admitted errors by Pope Urban VIII advisors at the trial

7 Rene Descartes ( ) I think, therefore I am Deductive reasoning – deducing a conclusion from a set of premises not from scientific observation Deductive reasoning – deducing a conclusion from a set of premises not from scientific observation Mathematics is the foundation of all science Mathematics is the foundation of all science

8 Sir Isaac Newton ( ) Gravity – matter attracts particles with a force proportional to the product of the two masses Gravity – matter attracts particles with a force proportional to the product of the two masses Became a hero in his time, wealthy Became a hero in his time, wealthy Victory of scientific method Victory of scientific method

9 OTHER DISCOVERIES Scientific Instruments Telescope; Microscope, Barometer, Thermometer Telescope; Microscope, Barometer, Thermometer

10 Medicine *Human Anatomy Studied; 1st Vaccine (Smallpox)

11 Women during the Scientific Revolution Difficult for women Difficult for women Margaret Cavendish ( ) – wrote of science, often critically - correctly Margaret Cavendish ( ) – wrote of science, often critically - correctly Maria Cunitz – astronomer, author Maria Cunitz – astronomer, author Wives often helped husbands, actually co-worked although husbands received the credit Wives often helped husbands, actually co-worked although husbands received the credit


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