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the idea that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun.
earth-centered view of the universe
He used the scientific method to help prove Copernicus' heliocentric universe idea to be true
Devised a model of the universe with the Sun at the center, and not earth.
Sir Francis Bacon
developed the scientific method
Sir Isaac Newton
scientist that developed the three laws of motion
used math to prove scientific facts,
Father of modern philosophy
improved the telescope and used it to observe planets. He discovered that planets and moons are physical bodies because of his studies of the night skies.
A major change in European thought, starting in the mid-1500s, in which the study of the natural world began to be characterized by careful observation and the questioning of accepted beliefs.
A series of steps followed to solve problems including collecting data, formulating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, and stating conclusions.
the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments by a process of logic
rational thinking using reason
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