Astronomy 301: Revolutionary Ideas in Science

(Tu/Th 8:55 to 10:10, BX 102)

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Important People of The Copernicun Revolution Story


Thales

Aristarchus

Pythagoras

Aristotle

The Ptolemaic System

Cladius Ptolemy

Copernicus

Tycho Brahe

Johannes Kepler

Galileo

Isaac Newton



The Geophysics/Plate Tectonics Cast of Characters


Eratosthenes

Leonardo Da Vinci

Giordano Bruno

Nicholas Steno

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

James Hutton

Charles Lyell

Alfred Wegener

Harry H. Hess



Important Figures in the Development of Biology and Evolutionary Theory


Aristotle

John Ray

Robert Hooke (1635-1703)

Antony van Leeuwenhoek

Georges Cuvier

Erasmus Darwin

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

Thomas Malthus

Étienne Geoffroy St. Hilaire

Alfred Russel Wallace

Thomas H. Huxley

Richard Owen

Asa Gray

Charles Darwin

Watson and Crick