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The Scientific Revolution

Seeing is not always believing!Common Data-Different ConclusionsThe Scientific Revolution6.6.1What is Science?Before the nineteenth century, what we call science was referred to as natural philosophy, and was to varying degrees entangled with moral philosophy, theology, numerology, and magic.By the Renaissance, science was often to also mean art in describing a particular body of knowledge. These usages continued until the early nineteenth century. But also, by the end of the sixteenth century, science, requiring theoretical knowledge, was often differentiated from art, a skill that required only practice.What is Science?By 1800, though science mostly meant just the theoretical and methodical study of nature, it had for a growing number become associated with specific ways of thought and methods that we would now consider scientific.In the mid-nineteenth century, the word scientist was first used to replace the earlier term natural philosopher; and science referred primarily to the, by then, well differentiated fields of physics, chemistry, and biology.Science-Noun1.a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws: the mathematical sciences.2.systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.3.any of the branches of natural or physical scenceThe Roots of Modern ScienceBefore 1500- Greek or Roman Authors, The Bible

True vs. False

Few scholars challenged ideas by observing nature

STOP!The Medieval ViewThought-Earth was an immovable object located at the center of the universeThe moon, sun and planets all moved in perfectly circular paths around the earth (common sense)

Geocentric Theory

The Medieval ViewAristotlePtolemy Christianity-God had placed Earth at the center of the universe

A New Way of ThinkingScientific RevolutionDef.- a new way of thinking about the natural world, based upon careful observation and a willingness to question accepted beliefs

The Heliocentric TheoryNicolaus Copernicus-Sun=center of universe (heliocentric theory)KeplerElliptical orbits

Galileo GalileiDiscoveries