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Glossary of Apologia General Science Module 1

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Destroyed the idea of the immutability of species
Darwin
Demonstrated the First Law of Thermodynamics
Joule
He is best known for his model of the atom. It was named after him, and revealed many of the atom's mysteries
Bohr
Discovered the Law of Mass Conservation
Lavoisier
One of the first scientists
Thales
Ancient Greek scientists who believed in atoms
Democritus
He developed the first detailed atomic theory and became known as the founder of modern atomic theory
Dalton
Determinded how traits are passed on during reproduction
Mendel
Considered the first modern scientist
Grosseteste
Had two theories of relativity and was big in quantum mechanics
Einstein
Founder of modern physics
James Clerk Maxwell
Developed the idea of spontaneous generation
Aristotle
Proposed heliocentric system
Copernicus
Propsed geocentric system
Ptolemy
The single greatest scientist of all time
Newton
Collected much data in favor of the heliocentric system but was forced to recant belief in it
Galileo

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