The nature of scientific revolution


  • Jan 1, 1240

    Roger Bacon, 1214-1294

    Roger Bacon lectured at the University of Paris on the works of Aristotle. The three most important events from this time period were his return to England from France, the awakening of his scientific interests, and his entry into the Franciscan order. Click here for more imformation
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543

    Nicolaus Copernicus loved astronomy. He spent the better part of his lif studying it. He beleived that Aristotle and Ptolemy’s view of an earth centered universe to be incorrect. He discovered that the sun was the center of the universe. Click here for more information
  • Jan 1, 1540

    Andreas Vesalius, 1514-1564

    Andreas Vesalius was a Flemish anatomist. He made many discoveries in anatomy based on his studies involving the dissection of human dead bodies. In 1543 Vesalius published a hugely influential book on human anatomy entitled De humani corporis fabrica. Click here for more information
  • Johannes Kepler, 1571-1630

    Johannes Kepler studied astronomy, physics, and religion. His biggest contribution to science was the planetary motion. He meet some important scholars that led to his discovery that the planets followed an elliptical path as opposed to a circular path. <ahref='' >Click here for more imformation</a>
  • Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642

    Galileo has 4 differnent nicknames because of his contributions. His contributions to astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter, named the Galilean moons in his honour, and the observation and analysis of sunspots. Galileo also worked on improving compass design. <ahref='' >Click here for more information</a>
  • Francis Bacon, 1561-1626

    Bacon's main contribution was his emphasis on and application of induction, or knowledge that begins from empirical sense experience. Bacon argued that valid knowledge must be empirically rooted in the natural world. While this is ultimately true, Bacon failed to give importance to the role that deduction and hypothesis play in the scientific method. Click here for more information
  • Rene' Descartes, 1596-1649

    His lifes work was being performed during the scientific revolution, and thus had to suppress some of his work that defended the work of Copernicus and which Galileo was being condemned by the inquistion for. Descartes changed the way rational thinkers believed then and continues to influence people now. Click here for more information
  • William Harvey, 1578-1657

    Harvey made some pretty big medical discoveries. In his studies Harvey explored the structure of the heart itself. He observed that the heart functioned in a manner similar to that of a water bellows with two valves near the aorta which delivered the blood from and through the lungs into its confines. Click here for more imformation
  • Robert Boyle, 1627-1691

    He was best known as a natural philosopher, particularly in the field of chemistry, but his scientific work covered many areas including physics, medicine, earth sciences, and natural history. He sponsored many religious missions as well as the translation of the Scriptures into several languages. In 1660 he helped found the Royal Society of London. Click here for more information
  • Isaac Newton, 1627-1691

    Isaac Newton was an English natural philosopher, generally reffered to as the most original and influential theorist in the history of science. In addition to his invention of the infinitesimal calculus and a new theory of light and color, Newton transformed the structure of physical science with his three laws of motion and the law of universal gravitation. <ahref='' >Click here for mo