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Chapter 13, Lesson 4: Scientific Revolution (pp. 353-356)

I. New Visions of the Natural World

II. Galileo and the Church

    A. Galileo recognized the importance of careful observation in studying nature.

    B. The Catholic church condemned Galileo for his belief in a sun-centered universe.

III. The Scientific Method

    A. Francis Bacon stressed the importance of the scientific method: observation, formulating a hypothesis, and experimentation.

    B. Sir Isaac Newton used the scientific method to develop his theory about gravity.

    C. People began to reexamine accepted theories and beliefs.

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