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nicholas copernicus
proposed the heliocentric theory
johannes Kepler
calculated the orbits of the planets. supported coppernicus' theory
Gailileo Galilei
assembled an astromical telescope. supported heliocentric theory and challenged the church-condemed
Francis Bacon
Rejected Aristotle's theory and stressed experimentation and observation
Rene Decartes
Rejected Aristotles theory. Stressed human reasoning to understand. "I think therefore I am"
Isaac Newton
Formed a theory to explain why the planets move the way they do..formed gravity
Robert Boyle
Distinguished between individual elements and chemical compounds.