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The Scientific Revolution

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  1. Introduction
    Lecture 1: The Scientific Revolution: The Big Picture (Preview Content)
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  2. Lecture 2.1: Why History Matters: Greek Natural Philosophy
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  3. Lecture 2.2: Why History Matters: The Influence of the Conflict Thesis
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  4. Lecture 2.3: Why History Matters: Why Historians Reject the Conflict Thesis
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  5. Ancient Greek Science
    Lecture 3.1: Science in Antiquity: Greek Natural Philosophy (Preview Content)
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  6. Lecture 3:2: Science in Antiquity: Understanding the Earth
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  7. Lecture 3:3: Science in Antiquity: The Heavenly Realm
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  8. The Scientific Revolution
    Lecture 4.1: The New World Picture: The New World Picture of Copernicus
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  9. Lecture 4.2: The New World Picture: The New World Picture Accepted
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  10. Lecture 5: Galileo and the Garden of Eden (Optional Lecture)
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  11. Lecture 6.1: The New World View: Of Animals and Machines
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  12. Lecture 6.2: The New World View: Of Clockworks and God
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  13. Lecture 7.1: New Sources of Knowledge and New Attitudes about Acquiring It: New Sources of Knowledge
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  14. Lecture 7.2: New Sources of Knowledge and New Attitudes about Acquiring It: New Views of How to Obtain Knowledge
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  15. Lecture 8.1: New Views of Knowledge: Progress
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  16. Lecture 8.2: New Views of Knowledge: Utility and Praise
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  17. Lecture 9.1: New Interactions between Christianity and Science: Part One
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  18. Lecture 9.2: New Interactions between Christianity and Science: Part Two
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  19. Lecture 10: Why Christianity is Good for Science
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  20. End of Course Test
    End of Course Test: The Scientific Revolution (Short Course)
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  • Discuss the single biggest myth popularized by many proponents of the Conflict Thesis, which was that theologians rejected the Earth’s spherical shape on the basis of scripture, and opposed Columbus’ efforts to find funding for his voyages across the Atlantic.
  • Why is it that for so long scholars bought the garbage about medieval Christians did not believe in a round earth?  How did this myth develop?