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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

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