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True story:   The first servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope was in December 1993. Very shortly after that, in January, the results of that servicing (which was to install the corrective optics

Ask me lightsaber color and I reach for spectral line wavelengths, which is an aspect of deep geekery you innocent children should be spared.

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Okay working my way through my homework by Cancer (which is odd when you think about it, cancer giving you homework :D

 

Galileo Galilei considered his "Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences" as is "most important work" so if I was going to read on of his, I'd go ahead and read that one. 

 

Okay draft list of most important works in the Scientific Renaissance era

  1. Andreas Vesalius - De humani corporis fabrica (De humani corporis fabrica libri septem) 1543
  2. Nicolaus Copernicus - On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres 1543
  3. Johannes Kepler - Astronomia nova 1609
  4. Johannes Kepler - Epitome Astronomiae Copernicanae  1615
  5. Johannes Kepler - Harmonices Mundi (The Harmony of the World) 1619-1621
  6. Francis Bacon - Novum Organum (Novum Organum Scientiarum) 1620
  7. Galileo Galilei - Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems 1632
  8. René Descartes - Discourse on the Method 1637
  9. Robert Boyle - The Sceptical Chymist 1661
  10. Issac Newton - Method of Fluxions 1671
  11. Gottfried Leibniz - Nova Methodus pro Maximis et Minimis 1684
  12. Issac Newton - Principia (Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica) 1687
  13. Issac Newton - Opticks 1704
Any significant others that i missed? I came across Christiaan Huygens & Blaise Pascal but unsure how they would fit in. 

 

 

I came across a book called "The Scientific Background to Modern Philosophy : Selected Readings" which has it says is an anthology of extracts from original authors. The author/works include:
  • Aristotle - Physics & Posterior Analytics 
  • Nicolaus Copernicus - Commentariolus & On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
  • Francis Bacon - The New Organon
  • Galileo Galilei - The Assayer, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems & Discourses Concerning the Two New Sciences
  • Rene Descartes - Discourse on Method & Principles of Philosophy
  • Robert Boyle - The Excellency and Grounds of the Corpuscular or Mechanical Philosophy
  • Christiaan Huygens - Treatise on Light
  • Sir Issac Newton - Principia & Opticks 
 
Less than 200 pages, thought I’ve give you all a heads up. 
 
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