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A great deal of history has brought us to where we are today. But just what is this history? How and why were those in the 16th and 17th century special compared to those during the prior 1400 years when little was accomplished.
A number of questions surface the more I read of these paladins of science.
Why did Copernicus make the leap to a heliocentric model? One author makes a strong case that credits Columbus' discoveries as leading to the rethinking of the "world" (universe).
Was he a 12-year college student?
Was Galileo arrogant or necessarily forceful in aruging against the peripetatics?
Did he drop balls from the leaning tower of Pisa?
Did Kepler work with or for Tycho?
Do you have answers? Do you have questions?