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Comparing Aristotle, Galileo and Newton

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Maritza Martinez

on 14 December 2012

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Maritza Martinez Comparing Three Minds of Science Aristotle was alive from 383-322 BC. Out of the three men I'll be talking about in this presentation, he was the one that used common logic, observation and thought more than the other two in his reasoning towards physical science. This at points would give him the right answer to questions, but sometimes led him to the wrong conclusions.
Aristotle pretty much started off both Galileo's and Newton's contributions to physical science because of his genius observations that many scientists still use to this day. Aristotle Sir Isaac Newton was alive from 1643-1727. He was the amazing physicist that came up with the theory of gravity. There's a legend that he was sitting under a tree and an apple fell from it and hit his head, sparking the idea of gravity in his mind, but from all of the discoveries he made and his experimented reasoning, he seemed like a brilliant man that wouldn't need this to think of gravity.
He was the last of the three that was born so a portion of his work relied on the thoughts of both Aristotle and Galileo. Newton Galileo was alive from 1564-1642. He was interested in the medical field, and soon found interest in physics. He discovered that bodies do not fall with velocities proportional to their weights. Twenty years later he found out that the velocity is proportional to time and independent of both weight and density.
He conducted experiments, and proved his work while he was growing as a physicist. Just like Aristotle, many of the things he discovered, not only in physical science but also discoveries in astronomy, are still used to this day. Galileo Comparisons Aristotle started Newton's and Galileo's contributions to science, not only by stating things that were true, but also by his mistakes that then helped spark ideas into their minds. Then later, Galileo's thought process helped Newton with his discoveries as well. All of their ideas bounced off each other to then give us the facts that we know to this day. From why a pencil bounces when it falls on the ground, down to the shape of our planet and how it functions in the solar system. Conclusion Galileo and Newton made more contributions to science than Aristotle did. This was most likely because in the time period Aristotle was alive, technology was not as sufficient as it was for Newton and Galileo. Galileo not only made more discoveries that were correct, but he also invented things like the telescope.
Sir Isaac Newton made the three famous laws of motion known as 'Newton's Laws'. The second law was stating how inertia takes place when moving an object, which Galileo had gotten the concept of first.
All of these men had brilliant minds that took everything from logic to pure experiment into consideration while trying to discover a new concept for science.
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