The Nature of Scientific Change Lyndsi Monjon-November 8, 2007 Quotes “The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.” -Ernest Renan, 1883 “Science is the great antidote to the position of enthusiasm and superstition.”
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Lyndsi Monjon-November 8, 2007
-Ernest Renan, 1883
–Adam Smith, 1776
Revolutions usually begin from the perception that the existing body of knowledge is flawed.
Leibniz did not discover the differential calculus (Newton did)
Nor did Leibniz invent the binary system (the Chinese did)
Leibniz’s basic philosophy (Monadology) was “borrowed” from Lady Anne Conway
6. Arab, Indian, Syrian- first Scientific Revolution
7. Roman Catholic, Mediaeval European- Second Pax Romana
8. Renaissance, Christian, European (especially Italian)
9. Western Europe (especially British, French, and German)- second Scientific Revolution
10. Old European science and mathematics; world science
Any Questions??? existing body of knowledge is flawed.