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Scientific

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Hooke
Discovered cells.
Lavoisier
Discovered how materials burn.
Locke
Believed in natural rights: Life, Liberty, and Property
Kelper
Elliptical Orbit
Beccaria
Believed in reform of criminal justice system.
Galileo
Invented telescope; Discovered other planets have moons.
Ptolemy
Geocentric
Puritans
Religious group who wanted greater reforms of the English Church.
Copernicus
Heliocentric
Quakers
Religious group known as the "Society of Friends"; Hated violence and supported humantarian causes.
Rousseau
French Enlightment philosopher who believed that mankind was basically good and extolled power and beauty of emotions
Linnaneus
Botanist who developed first successful classification system for living things
Newton
English scientist; Discovered Gravity, Laws of Motion, Calculus
Montesquieu
Believed in Seperation of Powers.
Pilgrims
English Puritans who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620
Reason
Think coherently and Logically; Draw conclusions from facts
Harvey
Discovered Heart pumps blood.
Scientific Method
Approach to scientific research developed by Isaac Newton.
Voltaire
French writer and Philosopher who believed in religious tolerence; Seperation of church and state
Orrery
Popular 18th century that mimicked the way planets moved around the sun
Sam Johnson
Compiled first comprehensive English Dictionary.
Boyle
Discovered air is made of gases.

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