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PostSubject: Microscopes and the Scientific Revolution (MFA)   Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:16 pm

Watch the videos below; The Worlds Largest Microscope and The Scientific Revolution.

In 150 words or less state whether you think the following statement is true or false and explain why,

¨The invention of the microscope was the most important development during the scientific revolution in our understanding of life¨

You may have to do further research about the Scientific Revolution on the internet to answer this question. If you do please include references.

DUE DATE: You must answer these questions by the start of your second class during Week 22 (16/8/10) Razz



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PostSubject: HOMEWORK   Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:55 am

I personally think that the invention of the microscope made us possible to discover a whole new world, before they used to think that the smallest things where the things we couldnt see, but with the microscope we could discover much more things that help us develop many things that help in all aspects of life. The only way to keep on improving is by understanding things and for that we need to know closely how they are made and composed. with the microscope we are able not only to understand small things, but it helps us to develop new technology for us to understand the whole universe. Small atoms is the base of what we are made, and that makes it really important. thats why I consider the microscope the most important development during the scientific revolution. It changed the way of thinking of the whole society.
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PostSubject: Re: Microscopes and the Scientific Revolution (MFA)   Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:57 pm


El microscopio ha sido un gran descubrimiento para la ciencia. Ha permitido ver a los cientificos lo más pequeños de objetos, células, etc.
Puede ser usado para entender la vida de una manera distinta. Algunos de sus usos lo podemos ver en las ciencias, crear nanotecnologías, o en la medicina, como por ejemplo, el descubrimiento de bacterias. Al saber estos detalles, en el caso de la bacteria, lo podemos ocupar para encontrar curas para enfermedades, ayudandonos a entender la vida de una perspectiva distinta y saber porque la gente se enferma. (en los tiempos antiguos se creia que era por maldiciones o el diablo)
Por lo tanto, el microscopio sí fue un avance muy importante para el entendimiento de la vida, ya sea tecnológico o biológico.


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PostSubject: Re: Microscopes and the Scientific Revolution (MFA)   Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:33 am

The time of the scientific revolution was a fundamental pillar in scientific ideas of all scientific areas, not just biology, this is why I believe that the microscope was not the most important development. Regarding to which actually is the most important, I would say that every idea or theory presented during this time contributed differently towards how we look at the world and life. Theoretical developments were also made; the well-known heliocentric model (which without we would still be at the center of the universe) and philosophy advanced (empiricism). I would believe that concerning the human body or anatomy, the fact that Vesalius discovered that the circulation of blood was due to the pumping of the heart and how he managed to assemble de human skeleton, was pretty important to the bases of medicine today. In the mathematical areas, algebra was amplified. And understanding of life could be influenced by the improved telescope and the ability to see further into the universe. And well, many more developments, which are still as important because without them life would not be the same as what we are living now. It is true that without the microscope the "micro-world of biology" would not be open to us, thus losing all the knowledge on micro-organisms. It did change the way society looked at things, but if you think about it, so did many other developments. Very Happy
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PostSubject: benja M   Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:27 pm

For me, personally, I have no doubt that the microscope has been an exceptional tool. This tool it completely change the way we see our world and has allowed us to dive into the mysteries of life, to discover more about us, animals and plants. And above all, it changed the way we live because thanks to this tool we have made great advances in medicine and other sciences to improve human life.

If not for this tool, population would still be searching for solutions to very dangerous diseases. If not for this tool, scientists could not have discovered these diseases and certainly not of many of us would be still alive. The human being has to give thanks to this tool, because it is she who allowed you to born healthy and very vital.


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PostSubject: Re: Microscopes and the Scientific Revolution (MFA)   Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:31 pm

I think the microscope is one of the most important developments during the scientific revolution in our understanding of life, but it is not the only one. Other discoveries and developments have also contributed in the way we understand life and somehow change the way we look at the world. The microscope has given us the possibility to see the smallest objects, cells etc. Which has helped in the improvement of medicine and in the development of new technologies such as nanotechnology. In the other hand, for example, the development of the telescope helped us to see further in the universe. In conclusion, I think that every development in the scientific revolution contributed (differently) in the way we understand life.
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PostSubject: Re: Microscopes and the Scientific Revolution (MFA)   Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:24 pm

I beleive that the microscope remains until now a days as one of the most important inventions regarding science. It has help scientist realize and descover things that they never thought of before, it has made people see the world in a deferent way.
Although the microscope is a very important thing the scientific revolution left as, its not the only one. The scientific revolution also ment a change on the way of thinking, faith was replace with logic and reason, this left us with many theorys, like the heliocentric theory. flower Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: HW # 1: Microscopes & Scientific Revolution (MFA) - Francisca Küpfer G.   Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:32 pm

The scientific revolution was all about inquisitive and analytical individuals, defying the conventional thoughts that reigned the time in which they lived in. This new ideas aimed to replace the religious - based explanations people had for the world, by a new way of examination, based on logic and reasoning.
In order to achieve this, revolutionary scientists had to endure serious confrontation from society, and faced the necessity to prove their theories for them to gain credibility and substitute faith and religion.
Microscopes have been essential for the understanding of our physical world ever since its invention by Robert Hooke. It has allowed scientists and doctors to identify and study cells, bacteria, fungi, and other microscopic organisms. Consequently it has made possible for us to figure out the causes and unfolding of various diseases, and therefore, to discover its respective cures.
Microscopy has definitely been crucial in observations about nature and humanity, as it enabled scientists to see things that they had only theorized in past.

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PostSubject: Re: Microscopes and the Scientific Revolution (MFA)   Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:43 pm

I honestly think that the microscope is one of the most important developments during the scientific revolutionin and for understanding life. A microscope is necessary to be able to clearly visualize a microscopic object or organism. It helps our field of view in science, without a microscope we couldn't be able to know the concept of cells and how animal and plant cells are different. Microscopes have open a new world for us which is to small for the human eye and thanks to it now we can find cures to diseases.
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PostSubject: microscopes   Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:10 pm

The invention of the microscope was one of the most important development during the scientific revolution in our lifes...
No tool is more identified with the contemporary life sciences than the microscope. its essential for our lifes and to discover new things. Microscopes changed the way scientists thinked, helping them discover and recognize new discoveries.
The microscope is an important educational tool used in scientific research and education. It is used to produce a larger image of an object for projects ranging from medical discoveries to important educational training in schools across the nation. Microscopes use technology to allow humans to view objects as they could never be seen. So as you can see microscopes have been essential in human lifes to discover and develop ideas.
You obviously would be able to see things that you would not be able to see with the naked eye. Biologists study "life" and more importantly, microscopic aspects of life. Without the aids of microscopes, people today would still think that "miasma's" caused illnesses and that bacteria was simply fiction.


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PostSubject: Re: Microscopes and the Scientific Revolution (MFA)   Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:18 pm

In a personal account, I think that the microscope was something that would change the science that we humans knew completely. With the microscope, we can know appreciate and investigate the much smaller objects, and theories can be proven, or corrected and developed. But, of everything that concerns the scientific revolution, it is not the only factor or invention that covers the whole story, as the scienticfic revolution was a period of many other discoveries, theories and inventions. It was called a revolution, not only because of the new ideas and the way it changed life, but because many of the theories and thoughts proposed, went against the ordinary. In fact, some scientist were trialed for their ideas, because it seemed ridicolous for the people governeing.
The microscope, invented by Robert Hooke, gave a major asset to what we know about science today, and theories could know be proved with this artefact.

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PostSubject: Re: Microscopes and the Scientific Revolution (MFA)   Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:18 pm

The invention of the microscope was the most important development during the scientific revolution in our understanding of life...

In my personal response I do think microscope was one of the most important scientific advances that helped to view little cells and tissues, this help us to view life and everything in a diferent way. microscopes helped us to descover and view bacterias, or create nanotechnology. The discovery of bacterias helped us for the treatment of some sicknesses and at the same time ampliate our knowledge of the causes of people getting sick and how to aboyd sickness. Microscopes can see small things ... this could help us study what we are made of. So the microscope its of course the most important development during the revolution. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Microscopes and the Scientific Revolution (MFA)   Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:31 pm

In my opinion, the microscope was important for the scientific revolution but not the most important. The scientific revolution was not only shaped with the view of the sub-cellular world but also with the world around use, in the universe and with new inventions such as the radio and the light bulb. The microscope therefore, only helped to some extend the development of the scientific revolution as it helped the world see what everything was made of.
Moreover, we started to understand life as a whole. But this does not mean that the microscope was the most important idea of the time. Other inventions and discoveries also changed the view of the world, such as the discovery of gravity and that the earth is not the centre of the universe nor the solar system.
For these reasons I would conclude that the microscope was not the most important development in the scientific revolution to our understanding of life.
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PostSubject: prado   Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:47 pm

All human being and living creatures are made up of cells, it is the fundamental building blocks of life and so being able to observe, study and learn about it essential. It has allowed man to discover the smallest mysteries of life, getting to know bacteria, fungi and a huge range of different microscopic organisms.
Certainly microscopes have improved through time, and will continue improving as the woman in the first video sayed. This leads me to say that the importance of microscopy in our life is enormous as scientist still want to know more about whats around us and ourselves maybe discovering new things that can keep suprising us every day.
The microscope is one of the most important man kind invention. Without microscopes we could not see, or begin to understand, how life works. Although, we cannot forget that Galileo expanded Copernicus hypothesis, so we cannot forget other brilliant scientists as Copernicus, Newton and Thomas Edison. Each one giving us different things but without them it would be all extremely different.

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PostSubject: Re: Microscopes and the Scientific Revolution (MFA)   Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:33 am

¨The invention of the microscope was the most important development during the scientific revolution in our understanding of life¨

The invention of the microscope was a very important one, no doubt, but certainly not the most important. An invention that could be of debatable importance, the Telescope. It served as the proof that the church was not right about everything, and, even though Galileo was imprisioned by the chruch, his telescope was used by Copernicus to proove that the earth was not the center of the solar system, and was silenced to. This served as an inspiration to lots of modern day scientists (the fact that the telescope was invented, and the discovery of the sun as the center of solar system).

This is open for debate, obviously and is just my opinion, the microscope is still one of the most important inventios in all of history of man. If wasn´t for microscopes, we wouldn´t know most of what we know about cells.
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