Scientists of the Enlightenment. Changing the way we see the World. Middle Ages. Scientific Thought Religious teachings - Catholic Church Earth was flat Geocentric view Magic Superstition Ancient Writings (Galen, Ptolemy, Aristotle ) Barber Surgeon. Scientific Revolution.
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Changing the way we see the World
Planets move in ellipses not circles (Copernicus) and those closer to the sun travel faster. Did not get in trouble with Catholic Church because he was Protestant.
Built telescope and argued that the earth was round. Had to recant his findings because he was Catholic. Church banned books and convicted people of heresy.
Developed scientific method that is made up of observation, hypothesis, tests, and conclusions. Scientific knowledge cannot be assumed. It must be tested.
He proved the theory of gravity (apple). Developed calculus to prove that gravity holds the universe together by keeping the sun and planets in orbit.