and the start of modern science with Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo

Among those making the honor roll in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, one would have to include Copernicus's , Bacon's , Kepler's , Galileo's , Descartes's , and Newton's .

was endorsed by scientists like Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo and eventually displaced ..
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The chapters on Galileo will be a revelation to those familiar with the"church vs religion" myth. Galileo lived in an ecclesiasticalworld, albeit one on the defensive against protestantism. He was backed bythe pope, who even was prepared to deal with a magician if it suited him, so washardly driven by religious principle. Galileo's abilities as a publicist,and his ability to alienate his friends in the ecclesiastical establishment wereto prove his undoing; yet even then he escaped largely unharmed. What doesemerge very clearly from Hannam's account is how Galileo was really the firstrecognisable scientist. Rather than the crude picture of men of geniusworking in a vacuum, Hannam links his heroes to their environment, and how theyrose above it, or did not. The book is mercifully free of anachronism.


Nicolaus Copernicus - Renaissance and Reformation - …

Here Galileo appears clearly in the Copernican camp and also provides an early formulation for the principle of inertia.
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One of the first to notice similarities between Islamic mathematical models and Copernicus’s models, and suggested Copernicus’s dependence on Islamic predecessors.