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Where?
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The belief that the earth was as the center of the Universe.

What is geocentrism?

100

This famous scientist supposedly wrote the laws of gravity after being hit by an apple while sitting under and apple tree.

Who is Sir Isaac Newton?

100

This famous Florentine used his telescopes to confirm Copernicus' view of the solar system.

Who was Galileo?

100

Where was Francis Bacon from?

What is Great Britain (England)?

200

The belief that the Sun is at the center of the universe.

What is heliocentrism?

200

Which person famously used deductive reasoning, Francis Bacon or Aristotle?

Who is Aristotle?

200

This man, sometimes called the "recluse of Cambridge," is remembered today for his laws of motion and many other scientific discoveries.

Who is Sir Isaac Newton?

200

Galileo spent most of his life near this town, which was the center of the Italian Renaissance.

What is Florence?

300

The study of light. Just one of the subjects that interested Sir Isaac Newton.

What is optics?

300

He wrote a dialogue in order to disprove geocentrism. He made the controversial decision to make the character who supported geocentrism look like a fool. 

Who was Galileo?

300
This Ancient Greek philosopher was the student of Plato and was the tutor of Alexander the Great. St. Thomas Aquinas respected his ideas so much that he referred to him as The Philosopher.

Who is Aristotle?

300

Where was Aristotle from?

What is Greece?
400

A formal rejection of a statement or idea. 

What is recantation?

400

This scientist was put in house arrest for refusing to take back his unproven claims about the universe.

Who is Galileo?
400

A famous astronomer that had to be convinced to publish his discovery that the sun is the center of the solar system.

Who is Copernicus?

400

This is the school where Sir Isaac Newton taught.

What is Cambridge?

500

The theory that truth can come only through experience and experimentation.

What is empiricism?

500

This thinker during the Scientific Revolution believed that science would help mankind "master" nature. He therefore was only interested in science that gave man power over nature.

Who was Francis Bacon?

500
The ancient astronomer whose view of the solar system was not official disproven until Copernicus over a thousand years later.

Who is Ptolemy?

500

This is where Copernicus was from.

What is Poland?

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