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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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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
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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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