Unit 6a Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

World History Scientific Revolution
Sir Francis Bacon
Wrote "Novum Organum" and thought only way to gain knowledge was what would become known as the scientific method.
Rene Descartes
French philosopher who though that all things should be doubted until proved with reason. USed mathematics and reason to prove basic truths.
Printing Press
Invention that allowed scientists to quickly share ideas in a cheap way and get more people involved in the process.
Sir Isaac Newton
Said, "God created everything by number, weight, and measure."
Sir Isaac Newton
Said, "If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants."
Scientific Method
Identify, hypothesize, experiment, record and anlyze, draw a conclusion--these are all part of an idea that has changed the world.
Continent where much of the scientific revolution takes place
Capitalism and Colonial Wealth
Two economic factors that helped the scientific revolution grow.
Renaissance, Reformation, and Age of Discovery
Scientific revolution draws strength and ideas from these eras of history we have already studied
Natural Philosophy
Another name for science early in the scientific revolution