1500-1680s

Second installment of Christian scientists! 

Nicolaus Copernicus: 1473-1543
Proposed the Heliocentric system. 

Andrew Vesalius: 1514-1564
Published a book on anatomy.

Johannes Kepler: 1571-1630
Laws of Planetary Motion.

Galileo Galilei: 1564-1654
His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations and support for the Heliocentric view. Galileo has been called the “father of modern observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”, the “father of science”, and “the father of modern science”.  (How do you think he’d feel about Christians being called “anti-science”?)

Blaise Pascal: 1623-1662
In 1642, while still a teenager, he started some pioneering work on calculating machines. After three years of effort and fifty prototypes, he built 20 finished machines (called Pascal’s calculators and later Pascalines) over the following ten years,  establishing him as one of the first two inventors of the mechanical calculator.  (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Blaise_Pascal)

-Squid

3 Replies to “1500-1680s”

  1. Awesome Syd! Did you know that when Galileo was demanded by the Catholic Church to recant his belief in the Heliocentric system, the idea that the Earth revolves around the sun, the correct system, he did recant for fear of being thrown out of the church, but to himself he said, “And yet it does.” Someone heard it though! I learned this from my science book!

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