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scientist who studies the motions of the stars and planets
to be exiled, or thrown out, of a church or group
What was knowledge based on before the Scientific Revolution?
The teaching of Ancient Greece & Rome and the Roman Catholic Church
way to gather and analyze evidence
school of thought that says all knowledge is based on reason
Stated that the universe was geocentric (earth centered)
Proposed that the universe was heliocentric (sun-centered). He also concluded that the planets moved around the sun, while the moon moved around the earth
Built an improved telescope. Discovered mountains on the moon, spots on the sun, four moons revolving around Jupiter, and clear evidence to support a sun-centered universe.
Argued that all ideas based on tradition and unproved data should be
thrown out. Developed the scientific method.
Father of modern rationalism (knowledge is based on reason).
He declared: "I think, therefore I am"
Used reason and the scientific method to make many important discoveries. He invented calculus, developed the laws of motion and gravity.
Used mathematical formulas to show that planets move in
ellipses (oval orbits)
Why were Scientific Revolution scientists willing to face consequences because of their findings?
The scientists were looking to find truths through observation, experimentation, and evidence finding.
What did most people believe the universe was before the Scientific Revolution?
What did most people know about the universe after the Scientific Revolution?
We have a heliocentric universe, with plants moving in ellipses (oval orbits).
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