The Scientific Revolution followed the Renaissance and was a time of great change in thought. Disciplines such as biology, physics, astronomy, and chemistry all became separate areas of study,
Galen was a geek physician who learned about anatomy through studying apes and pigs. Galen was forbidden by Roman law to dissect human copses. His knowledge was limited to what he could learn from other animals.
The "father" of geometry and the theoretician who provided the foundation for modern science, René Descartes sought to discover a foundation for absolute human knowledge. Descartes ushered in the modern philosophical era by separating the working of the human mind not only from the mechanical actions of the human body, but from all of the natural world.
Nicholas Copernicus ignited the scientific revolution and created a rift between science and religion. Although he was never charged with heresy, after his death the Catholic Church banned his major work.
Blaise Pascal was mathematician of the first rank, a philosopher and religious thinker who set the foundations for existentialism.Although fully committed to the project and principles of science, Pascal also anticipated the spiritual situation of the modern world.
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