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By the 13th century the English monk, Roger Bacon, began to argue that science could best understand the world through experimentation.
By the early 14th century, the need to use man’s mind to understand the world was fighting for acceptance.
Physics was to rise with Galileo – funnily enough by realizing that things fall, and why they do so. In effect, about 1608 he experimented with falling bodies, realizing that they fell at the same speed, regardless of weight. Going on to realize the forces involved with a pendulum, he had provided evidence of a mystery that had to be resolved.
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Having understood the composition of matter, the problem now was to understand why atoms were of different sorts. This was the problem tackled by John Dalton. In 1805 he published his atomic
Towards the end of the 19th century, our understanding of the atom, combined with Newtonian gravity, led scientists to conclude that the understanding of the physical, inanimate world was complete.
Albert Einstein published his initial Special Theory of Relativity in 1905. And the universe he described placed a huge hole in Newton’s physics and left us with an enigmatic universe at the macro level
In 1859 Charles Darwin published his epoch-making ‘On the Origin of Species.’ Ideas were already abroad that life evolved, but a mechanism to allow evolution was needed. It was Darwin who
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