Apologia General Science

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Science a branch of study dedicated to the accumulation and classification of observable facts in order to formulate general laws about the natural world
Imhotep ancient Egyptian scientist who was known for his knowledge of medicine
papyrus a primitive form of paper, made from a long-leafed plant of the same name
Thales an ancient Greek scientist who is considered the first real scientist, who studied the heavens to understand how planets and stars move
Anaximander an ancient Greek scientist who studied life and was the first to try to explain the origin of human life without a creator
Leucippus an ancient Greek scientist who was the first to say that all things are made of small particles called "atoms"; the father of atomic theory
density a term that describes how tightly atoms are packed in any given substance
Aristotle an ancient Greek scientist who is called the father of life sciences
spontaneous generation the idea that living organisms can be spontaneously formed from non-living substances
Archimedes an ancient Greek scientist who was the first to use mathematics to understand how things happened the way they did
Ptolemy an ancient Greek scientist who came up with the geocentric system of the heavens
geocentric system the belief that the earth is the center of the universe and that all things orbit around it
Ptolemaic system another name for the geocentric system

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