The Scientific Revolution

18 Apr 2023 16:31

Something which happened (largely) in western Europe between (for the most part) 1500 and 1700. The conventional dates, for a while, were 1543, when Vesalius and Copernicus published, and 1704, when Newton published his Optics.

I sometimes think this period is the most important one in the history of our species; also one of the most improbable.

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