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Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English Philosopher: Formalized empiricism with the Baconian method. Similar to the sci. method.
Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) His observations swept away age old myths of the unchanging sky
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) Polish astronomer who formulated the heliocentric (sun-centered) theory of the universe. Planets revolve around the sun.
Rene' Descartes (1596-1650) French Mathematician: formulated analytic geometry and believed scientific laws could be found by deductive reasoning
Leonardo de Vinci (1452-1519) Outlined a theory of plate tectonics and the idea of the helicopter.
Thomas Edison (!847-1941) American Inventor: Invented the light bulb, phonograph and communicative devices.
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Italian physicist, math, and philosophy: Father of science. used the telescope. Investigated gravity and basic law of falling bodies
Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468) German goldsmith and printer. Inventor of moveable type, which made modern book printing possible.
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) German: Discovered that the planets travel around the Sun in elliptical orbits.
Isaac Newton (1643-1727) English physicist, math, astro.; discoverd universal gravity and laws of motion
Eli Whitney (1765-1825) American inventor: Invented the cotton gin.
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