2 Jul 2012

Thinkers:History of Science

From Nights, 8:42 pm on 2 July 2012

Before our own times, there were three great revolutions in scientific thought: the Copernican Revolution (c 1550 - 1650), the Chemical Revolution (c. 1750 - 1800), and the Darwinian Revolution (c 1850 - 1900); with philosopher Prof. Alan Musgrave from the University of Otago... Johannes Kepler, the German mathematician and astronomer who discovered that the Earth and planets travel about the sun in elliptical orbits, he gave three fundamental laws of planetary motion and also did important work in optics and geometry.