Instructions
In your “Compare/Contrast” response post, respond to the post of another student by discussing the similarities and differences between your essays. What points did you both make? Note at least one important historical similarity and one important historical difference. Add new information from the textbook to advance the discussion. Verify use of the textbook by providing citations (in-text and works cited).

The scientific revolution of the 17th century is an integral turning point in modern history. It was the birthplace of many principles that helped define our understanding of science and the world around us, such as the scientific method and Napier’s Bones. Chief among these are the deeper dive into astronomy and the Microscope that opened up the doors to the human body. Astronomy was a mysterious science leading up until the 17th century. Sailors and soldiers used the stars to chart their locations, but scientists like Galileo were eager to understand exactly what we were looking at. He invented a telescope with a 30x magnification, one of the highest at the time. He chatted out Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and other celestial bodies. Many of his early charts focused on Jupiter and its 4 nearby moons, and how closely they resembled the rotation of our own moon. This led to the development of a heliocentric model of space which put the sun squarely at the center of the universe. Galileo was widely mocked when he published this, and was actually called in front of the papal conclave in Rome and forced-under torture- to recant his theory. In a smaller scale the microscope, reborn into the compound microscope in 1624, helped open the door to whole new fields of science. Marcello Malpighi an Italian doctor helped to discover various fields including anatomy, physiology, and entomology. He saw the potential of the microscope and used it often in his studies into bodies of humans and animals alike. When he had the opportunity to examine human blood in a sterile environment, he saw small particles within the blood, moving around and interacting with each other. This is the first recorded instance of a human examining red blood cells, and would open the door to every single major medical find until today.

Your “floating” response post will be a response to one of the professor’s floating post option posts throughout the Unit discussion. Reference specific historical information found in the assigned textbook readings. MLA citations (in-text and works cited) are required.

As we think about and discuss the significant changes in thinking that occurred in the 17th century, it is important to remember that these men were not operating in isolation from each other or from the major political and religious events of the century. Clearly, they were sharing ideas and building on each other’s work. How was this possible? The answer is found in the invention of the printing press in the 16th century. Had the printing press not been invented it is doubtful that the works of Copernicus (for example) would have been so widely read or so influential.

In this floating post option thread, I would like you to think about the other important events of the 17th century. (For example, you could think about the impact of the Peace of Westphalia.) Choose one and discuss how it played an important role in the spread of scientific ideas in Europe.

Essay (min: 300 words): (MAXIUM OF 350 WORD)

As your textbook explains, the 17th century was an age of remarkable developments in scientific thinking. Your assignment is to write an essay (min: 300 words) in which you discuss two (2) important scientific discoveries made in the 17th century. Explain both the historical details of the discovery (Who? When? Where? What?) and why you chose it as one of the two most important discoveries of the century. Why is each discovery important and how did it impact world history? Citations (in-text and works cited in MLA format) to verify use of the textbook are required. If you use any additional sources, they must be cited as well.
PLEASE SITE FROM THE BOOK(WILL BE GIVEN)

Response posts (min: 200 words each):(WE GIVE THE RESPONSE AFTER YOU FINISH THE 300 WORD ESSAY)

In your “Compare/Contrast” response post, respond to the post of another student by discussing the similarities and differences between your essays. What points did you both make? Note at least one important historical similarity and one important historical difference. Add new information from the textbook to advance the discussion. Verify use of the textbook by providing citations (in-text and works cited).

Your “floating” response post will be a response to one of the professor’s floating post option posts throughout the Unit discussion. Reference specific historical information found in the assigned textbook readings. MLA citations (in-text and works cited) are required.

Compare/Contrast” response