People of the Scientific Revolution

 

Tycho Brahe

Quotes...

 

I conclude, therefore, that this star is not some kind of comet or a fiery meteor... but that it is a star shining in the firmament itself one that has never previously been seen before our time, in any age since the beginning of the world. 

 

Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances, exist only in the imagination. 

Major developments: He was known for his astronomical observations.

He modeled a very accurate map of the solar system including the positions of 777 stars.

His published material inludes four books:

Astronomiae Instauratae Progymnasmata, Tychonis Brahe Astronomiae instauratae mechanica, Opera Omnia, and Tycho Brahe His Astronomicall Conjectur of the New and Much Admired [symbol for Star] which Appered in the Year 1572

 

Francis Bacon

Quotes:

 

Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
 
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
 
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
 
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
 
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

Francis Bacon invented the scientific method. He discovered the laws of science. He also wanted people to learn more and become more knowledgeable.

 

Published work:

Francis published The Novum Organum in 1620.

Isaac Newton

QUOTES:

"Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy."

Main accomplishment as a scientist: Developed the three laws of motion and the basic principles of modern physics.

William Harvey

QUOTES:

"There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die."
 
"I profess both to learn and to teach anatomy, not from books but from dissections; not from positions of philosophers but from the fabric of nature."

 

Published Material:

 Anatomical Studies on the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals.

Major accomplishment:

He figured out how to describe the circulation of blood correctly. He learned/ discovered many things about how blood flows.

JOHN WALLIS

Published work:

Major accomplishment:

He helped develop parts of calculus and he also created the infinity symbol.

QUOTES:

"Hope is believing in spite of the evidence, and watching the evidence change."

"Whereas nature does not admit of more than three dimensions... it may justly seem very improper to talk of solid... drawn into a fourth, fifth, sixth, or further dimension."