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HIST 1010
Christine Ekholst

st Hist 1010- Nov. 1 2012 Scientific Revolution Descartes and Queen Christina of Sweden  Being taught a science lesson  Rene Descartes –scientist and mathematician  Celebration of the achievements of new science  Celebration of the royal acknowledgment the achievements of science  Did not take place at universities – still considered conservative, not fit with these new ideas  Scientific Revolution occurred during the 16 -18 C.  Influence of the printing press seen  Astronomy  Geocentric view –belief that the earth is the center of the universe  Planet=wonder (Greek) Ptolemy (90-168)  Astronomer  Tried to explain the movements of the planets What started this?  “A new world”  Renaissance  “Discovery” of Americas  Wanted to establish a reliable calendar – church’s deciding Copernicus (1473-1543)  Active in church law  On the Revolution of the Heavenly Bodies  1543  Claimed it was a theoretical model  Never proved his model Tycho Brahe (1546-1601)  King gave him an observatory  Collected facts/data  Compiled mathematical charts Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)  Laws of planetary motion  Planets move in ovals instead of circles  Confirmed that earth moved Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)  He saw moons move around Jupiter  Saw the moon’s imperfections  Provide more data to prove that Co
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