Scientific Revolution

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The impact that the Scientific revolution had was the discoveries of new laws and theories and the techniques used to study are actually still used in modern day science.

Francis Bacon

Born: January 22, 1561

Died: April 9, 1626

Sir Francis Bacon was mostly know for the scientific method and was important in the Scientific revolution because of his studies. He is significant in modern day for the creation of the hypothesis which contributes to experimentation of science. Francis Bacon discovered and popularized the scientific method, whereby the laws of science are discovered by gathering and analyzing data from experiments and observations, rather than by using logic-based arguments. To this day we still use this popular scientific method as an every day science idea.

Isaac Newton

Born: January 4, 1643

Died: March 31, 1727

Isaac Newton played a great role in the scientific revolution for his studies on gravity and his experimentations on the Earths gravitational pull. He was significant for his laws of motion which are still used and studied today. The first law of motion is inertia. His second law of motion states The acceleration of an object as produced by a net force is directly proportional to the magnitude of the net force. His third law of motion states For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. These laws of motion were very important because it is a law which is already proven to be true.

Nicolaus Copernicus

Born: February 19, 1473

Died: May 24, 1543

Nicolaus Copernicus was mostly known for his heliocentric theories which at the time was against the churches beliefs. He was a polish astronomer who proposed that the planets have the sun as the fixed point to which their motions are to be referred; that Earth is a planet which, besides orbiting the Sun annually, also turns once daily on its own axis. He became very famous for how accurate this theory became and revolutionized how astronomy is.

Galileo Galilei

Born: February 15, 1564

Died: January 8, 1642

Galileo Galilei, was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. He was mostly famous for his studies on the earths gravitational pull and his discoveries of moons on other planets like venus and Jupiter. He also discovered sunspots and invented and improved the telescope. his contribution to the scientific revolution play a significant role in modern day science because of his innovation to make the telescope.

Johannes kepler

Born: December 27, 1571

Died: November 15, 1630

Johannes Kepler went to the University of Tuebingen, a Protestant institution, where he studied mainly theology and philosophy, but also mathematics and astronomy. What makes him so unique and important to modern day science was he believed the heliocentric theory and studied and supported it himself. He was gifted with knowledge of mathematics and studied a great amount of astronomy and discovered many new things such as his law: Planets move in ellipses with the Sun at one focus.

William Harvey

Born: April 1, 1578

Died: June 3, 1657

William Harvey was an English Physician who made seminal contributions in anatomy and Physiology. He was the first known to describe completely and in detail the systematic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the brain and body by the heart. He was significant for his works on anatomy. At age 37, Harvey became the College of Physicians’ Lumleian Lecturer, specializing in teaching surgery.

Andreas Vesalius

Born: December 31, 1514

Died: October 15, 1564

Andreas Vesalius was famous for his knowledge on anatomy and was often called the founder of modern human anatomy. He's famous for his studies and taught student about the human body. He began dissecting corpses for himself to show his students the fine details of anatomy and proved many people wrong on his studies. Vesalius was the first to challenge the theories of Galen and carried out dissection to closely observe the inner structure and construction of the human body and proved many things wrong about his studies. His significance on modern day science was that he made new discoveries on the human body which revolutionized the history of anatomy.

Robert Boyle

Born: January 25, 1627

Died: December 31, 1691

Robert Boyle was significant for his time because of his works on alchemy and science. At age 28, Robert Boyle moved to the university town of Oxford, England. There he hoped to find a scientifically productive environment. He rented rooms and set up a laboratory. He never officially joined the university; he was so wealthy that he needed neither salary nor funding for his experimental work. Boyle experimented with a vacuum pump and air pressure until he made a law called Boyles law stating when you increase the pressure on a gas, the gas’s volume shrinks in a predictable way.