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15 Cards in this Set

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Rene Descartes
He invented analytical geometry and is famous for the statement "I think, therefore I am"
Andreas Vesalius
He defied French law by dissecting human bodies, contradicting many beliefs about human anatomy.
Francis Bacon
This philosopher helped develop the scientific method.
Galileo Galilei
His belief that the earth was not the center of the universe (based on observations with his telescope) was banned by the Catholic church.
Isaac Newton
He revolutionized European thinking by applying the scientific method to math and science.
He wrote "Principia" to mathematically explain the universe
Robert Hooke
He discovered the cell.
William Harvey
He discovered how the circulatory system works.
Robert Boyle
He criticized alchemists, proved there were more than four basic elements, and defined elements as something that cannot be broken down into simpler parts.
Priestley and Lavoisier
They studied the properties of air and its elements.
These early chemists were much like sorcerors and believed in the existence of only four basic elements.
Theories that attempt to explain a set of facts

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Nicolaus Copernicus
A Polish astronomer who theorized that the earth was round and rotated on an axis around the sun.
Johannes Kepler
He mathematically proved Copernicus's theories that the earth was round and rotated on an axis while circling the sun; he also found that it "circled" on an oval path.
He invented calculus