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Define science.
A branch of study dedicated to the accumulation and classification of observable facts in order to formulate general laws about the natural world.
Define papyrus.
A primitive form of paper, made from a long-leafed plant of the same name.
Define spontaneous generation.
The idea that living organisms can be spontaneously formed from non-living substances.
James Clerk Maxwell
Founder of modern physics.
Thales
Ancient Greek scientist who believed in atoms.
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.
Darwin
Destroyed the idea of the immutability of species.
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 lesson can we learn from the fact that scientific progress stalled during the Dark Ages?
The progress of science depends on government and culture.
What caused scientific progress to move forward again towards the end of the Dark Ages?
A Christian worldview caused science to progress at the end of the Dark Ages.
What lesson can we learn from the fact that the idea of spontaneous generation was believed for so long, despite the evidence against it?
We should believe scientific ideas because of evidence, not because of the people who believe in them.