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Connecticut Science Center, Adult Coffee Club
October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
History of Western Science – PART II: Revolution of Heavenly Bodies
Part II of this four-part series explores the background and process of the break between science and faith in the 1500s, and its merging in the 1600s with the Enlightenment. Medieval science and philosophy was far from dead, as is commonly thought. Indeed, the advent of the university and the use of Latin as a language of learning enabled a thriving philosophical tradition to develop, which ultimately influenced the Church’s decision to adopt Aristotle’s ideas as its dogma concerning the nature of the universe. Unfortunately, they were wrong in choosing a flawed map. It will explore the equivocal role of scientific figures such as Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo, and how they intertwined with historical figures such as Columbus and Martin Luther, as well as the abortive attempt by the Church to fight back against a rising tide of secular, scientific thinking.
- Part II of IV
- Coffee Provided
- FREE to attend for Seniors 55+
- Advance registration is required
- Attendees are responsible for a flat-rate parking fee of $5 to park in the Science Center garage
- Bring a bag lunch to enjoy afterward (optional)
- See our traveling exhibition, Mummies of the World, after the lecture ($10 per person – optional)
Advance registration is required by calling 860-520-2104 or emailing [email protected] Senior groups welcome. Space is limited.