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Scientific Revolution. The Scientific Revolution. Before SR, knowledge was often based on superstition/belief Disagreeing with teachings of Catholic Church = heresy What effect could this have on people trying to learn new things?. The Scientific Revolution. Example of this effect:

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Scientific revolution

Scientific Revolution


The scientific revolution

The Scientific Revolution

  • Before SR, knowledge was often based on superstition/belief

  • Disagreeing with teachings of Catholic Church = heresy

  • What effect could this have on people trying to learn new things?


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The Scientific Revolution

  • Example of this effect:

    • Copernicus kept the heliocentric theory to himself

  • Heliocentric

    • sun is the center &

      planets orbit around it

  • Church taught that earth was the center

    • Why would Copernicus keep his idea to himself?


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The Scientific Revolution

  • Opposite of basing ideas on belief = using reason

  • Reason

    • Using logic & observation to figure something out

  • Scientific Method

    • Uses measurement & reason NOT belief & superstition


Scientific revolution

Before SR, knowledge was based on:

During SR, knowledge was based on:

Which do you think is better? Why?


Scientific revolution people

Scientific Revolution: People

  • Francis Bacon

    • England

    • Scientific method

      • Use reason & observation

    • Changed the way people thought


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Scientific Revolution: People

  • Nicolaus Copernicus

    • Poland

    • Reasoned the heliocentric theory

    • Kept ideas to himself because of Catholic church (heresy)


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Scientific Revolution: People

  • Johannes Kepler

    • Holy Roman Empire

    • Used reason & math to prove Copernicus right

    • Used reason & math to discover laws of planetary motion


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Scientific Revolution: People

  • Galileo Galilei

    • Italy

    • Used reason & telescope to prove heliocentric theory

    • Declared heretic

      • Took back what he said (recant)


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Scientific Revolution: People

  • Sir Isaac Newton

    • England

    • Used reason to discover:

      • Laws of Gravity

      • Laws of Motion

      • calculus


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Scientific Revolution: People

  • William Harvey

    • England

    • Used reason to discover circulation of blood

    • Used reason to study the human body


Importance of sr

Importance of SR

  • Emphasis on reason & the systematic observation of nature

  • Formulation of the scientific method

  • Expansion of scientific knowledge

  • Use of measurement & reason

    • (NOT belief/superstition)


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