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How did we come to see the world as we do? What changed the way that we look at things and brought a more accurate understanding of the world around us? That’s the history of science.

SisyphusRedeemed continues his short histories of science, this time covering the Renaissance to the Copernican Revolution. The previous part of this series covers the work of the ‘ancients’ up to the early Renaissance.

Part two includes a better appreciation of method – the beginnings of working towards modern scientific method – some of the major discoveries and inventions of this period, and shifting the earth away from the centre of the universe, which he explores in more detail (it’s great stuff, there’s a few interesting twists to that story).

Enjoy it:

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For more history of science, check out Michael Barton’s list of history of science blogs. One I’m particularly looking forward to is History of Science, one of several new blogs at the Royal Society of London.


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