Science, Technology and Exploration

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Science, Technology and Exploration

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hist 158 - EARLY MODERN EUROPE Lecture 3

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HIST 158 1st Edition Lecture 3 Outline of Last Lecture I. Society and Economy II. Science, Technology and Exploration Outline of Current Lecture I. Science, Technology and Exploration (cont’d) a. New science b. Discovery and Exploration of the World Current Lecture I. New science/the Scientific Revolution a. Before this time the Medieval world was seen as finite and heterogeneous b. Copernicus (1473-1543) a Polish scientist i. End of geocentrism (the Earth isn’t at the center of the universe, the sun is) ii. Homogeneous universe (heavenly and earthly spheres didn’t have independent laws of physics) iii. Rupture between observation and scientific evidence (principle of what you can’t see can still exist) iv. Regardless of these advancements, Copernicus still believe the universe remained finite (this made his ideas more acceptable to the public) c. Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) i. First to argue that the universe was infinite ii. Because God is infinite, why wouldn’t the universe be? iii. Bruno was eventually burned at the stake in 1592 because of his radical arguments and his questioning of religion d. Galileo (1564-1642) Italian scientist i. Demonstrated that Copernicus was right ii. Created the telescope iii. Believed that: 1. God wants us to use our gifts in science 2. Scripture doesn’t account for many phenomenons and that’s where science steps in 3. Both the bible and science come from God II. Discovery and Exploration of the world These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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