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Apologia Gen.Science

Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Module 1

Term or ConceptDefinition
Science A branch of study dedicated to the accumulation and classification of observable facts in order to formulate general laws about the natural world.
Papyrus a primitive form of paper, made from a long-leafed plant of the same name.
Spontaneous generation the idea that living organisms can be spontaneously formed from non-living substances.
James Clark Maxwell founder of modern physics
Thales one of the first scientists
Darwin destroyed the idea of the immutability of species
Galileo collected much data in favor of the heliocentric system, but was forced to recant belief in it.
Ptolemy proposed geocentric system
Einstein had two theories of relativity and was big in quantum mechanics
Lavoisier discovered the Law of Mass Conservation
Democritus ancient Greek scientist who believed in atoms
Grosseteste considered the first modern scientist
Copernicus proposed heliocentric system
Aristotle developed the idea of spontaneous generation
Newton the single greatest scientist of all time
Mendel determined how traits are passed on during reproduction
Joule demonstrated the First Law of Thermodynamics
Dalton he developed the first detailed atomic theory and became known as the founder of modern atomic theory.
Bohr he is best known for his model of the atom. It was named after him, and it revealed many of the atom's mysteries.
What factors stalled scientific progress in the Dark Ages? government and culture
What caused scientific progress to move forward again at the end of the Dark Ages? A Christian worldview
Why did belief in spontaneous generation last so long despite the evidence against it? Out of respect for the people who supported and agreed with it.
Scientific progress depends not only on scientists, but also on ______ and ______. government and culture (government and cultural support)
Scientific progress occurs by building on the work of ______. previous scientists.
Imhotep an Egyptian doctor.
True science requires _______ and _______. observation and explanation
Ptolemaic system geocentric system: placed the earth at the center of the universe with the stars and planets orbiting it.
Copernican system heliocentric system: placed the sun at the center and had the planets orbiting it.
Created by: ajwage on 2006-09-18



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