Updated: 10/27/2020

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  • Newton
  • Either someone took my books or my calculations on the strength of gravity were way off.
  • Galileo
  • I've forgotten to draw a hypothesis!
  • Bacon
  • Newton, born in England, was an important figure in the scientific revolution, the founder of several laws of motion and gravity. He never actually got married.(
  • Copernicus
  • Galileo, an Italian astronomer, improved the telescope design and paved the way for the heliocentric theory, that the Earth orbits the Sun. He was placed under house arrest by the church because of his controversial theories, but continued to work. (Notes)
  • Conflicts between Church and Scientists
  • Francis Bacon invented the scientific method, and wrote many books in his time, though earlier in his life he was a politician, and became one due to lack of money as a teenager. (
  • Impacts on the world
  • Copernicus was the founder of the heliocentric theory, that the Earth moves around the Sun, and was severely punished by the church, as they thought this was heretical. During his lifetime, he published many books on the subject, and eventually died in 1543. (
  • The church believed that the scientists were opposing the Bible, and therefore God. Some scientists were locked in jail, in their own homes, and some were even executed. (Notes)
  • The scientists of the enlightenment period made several things possible, including astronomy and physics. (Notes)
  • My astronomy business was made possible because of galileo.