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15 Cards in this Set

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Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
dutchman who created the microscope
Denis Diderot
Frenchman who completed 35 volume Encyclopedia, church tried to burn it
Adam Smith
English wrote textbook on economy=Wealth of Nations
2.keep order
3.postal system
came up with what he thought to be perfect government=3 branches: legislative, executive, and judicial
Rene Descartes
french philosopher who invented analytic geomety; "I think therefore i am"
marriage/relationships with those of a diff. race
scientific method
1. problem
Nicolaus Copernicus
Polish astronomer who came up with the idea of a heliocentric universe, and kept his work to himself until he died which friends published it
Tycho Branche
Danish astronomer in late 1500s who set up an observatory to study heavenly bodies and accumulated much data on planetary movements
Johannes Kepler
German astronomer and mathematician who used Branche's data with goal of providing mathematical proof for Copernicus's hypothesis; came up with the theory of elipses
Galileo Calilie
Italian mathematician who faced troubles from church b/c he discovered that not all heavenly bodies rotate around earth with his telescope. forced to recant his ideas.
Francis Bacon
English philosopher who developed the scientific method
Isaac Newton
laws of motion:1. body at rest tends to stay at rest. 2. for every action there is an oposite and equal reaction 3. Any change in motion is proportional to force acting upon its speed and direction
Laws of Gravity: 1.force of gravity is proportional to mass and distance 2. accelaration
3.force of attaction b/w 2 things
Andres Vesalius
made it clear that Galen dissected apes and animals; made his own anatomy book and it was used until 1919
(400 B.C.) dissection animals and made estimates on what human body looks like and made his own anatomy book which was used until 1543