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The Scientific Revolution Refers to the period during which foundations of modern science were laid down.
Nicolas Copernicus Came up with the heliocentric view of the solar system.
William Harvey English physician who discovered that the heart is the reason blood circulates through the human body.
Galileo Discovered the use of the telescope, sun spots, mountains & valleys on the moon, largest satellites of Jupiter, the laws of falling bodies and the motions of projectiles, and the phases of Venus.
Johannes Kepler Formulated and verified the three laws of planetary motion.
Sir Francis Bacon Father of Empiricism. Discovered the scientific method.
Rene Descartes The first man to explain the universe in terms of motion & matter.
Sir Isaac Newton Discovered the three laws of gravitation.
Age of Enlightenment Describes the trends in thought and the letters in Europe & the American colonies during the 18th century.
John Locke Discovered Empiricism.
Thomas Hobbes One of the first modern Western thinkers to provide a secular justification for the political state.
Progress Forward or onward a movement or destination.
Deism The belief in a supreme being. (Thinkers could accept the new rationalism without specifically denying the supernatural.)
Tolerance The willingness to tolerate/withstand something.
Jean Roseau Deeply influenced the revolution with his political views.
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