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Science
a branch of study dedicated to the accumulation and classifacation of observation facts in order to formulate gerneral laws about the natural world
papyrus
A primitive form of paper, made from a long-leafed plant of the same name
spontaneous generation
The idea that living organisms can be spontaneously formed from
non-living substances
James Clerk Maxwell
Founder of modern physics
Thales
One of the first scientists
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