The Scientific Revolution: The Disenchanting Of The Universe

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Name:_________________________________________ Day/Time Class Meets:______________________ HUM 1020 – INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT FOR HANDOUT ON THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION Directions: Read the essay entitled The Scientific Revolution: The Disenchanting of the Universe and respond to each of the following questions as thoroughly as possible. Your answers can be either hand-written (in ink) or word-processed. However, you must paraphrase—answer in your own words. If you quote directly from the essay, you should then interpret the quote. (Worth 40 pts. total) 1. The essay starts off by stating, “One could say that the dominant scientific world-view going into the 16th century was not all that “scientific” in the modern sense of the…show more content…
G- Aristotle's theories were accredited by hypothesis which were not able to be testable to become real facts. 3. Who were the four key figures who contributed to disenchanting the view of the universe? They were: Nicolas Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, and Isaac Newton. 4. What specific problem with the apparent motions of the planets was Copernicus trying to solve when he proposed the heliocentric theory? (Be sure you describe the problematic motions that he observed). First of all, what Copernicus was trying to say about Orbit and the Earth that *Circles were the shape of the orbit. * Sun in the middle; everything orbiting around. *Stars are outside circle/orbit, except: the moons orbited the Earth . So from that facts and his theory to solve the planet problem, he explained the retrograde motion. (Retrograde motion is actually an optical illusion because it appears to go backward as Earth passes). *The Earth moves at different speed and one planet passes another (passing phenomenon). *Gets rid of all problems of the planets and makes calculations easier. * The planets closer to the sun move

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