Posted by: Ed Darrell | February 6, 2009

Timeline of science advances during Enlightenment

From the University of Florida’s Prof. Robert Hatch comes this timeline of scientific advances and events that built much of the stuff we study in the Enlightenment. Use this timeline for study, and use it as a springboard for your own research into the history of science.

Read the timeline, and you’ll get a good sense of how active the field of science was in this time, how broad-based the advances in science, and how quickly change was accelerating.

Part of Sir Isaac Newtons experiment demonstrating white light is composed of colored light, with special properties.  Scientists remember Newtons optics experiments, historians stress Newtons work on gravity.  Image from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Part of Sir Isaac Newton's experiment demonstrating white light is composed of colored light, with special properties. Scientists remember Newton's optics experiments, historians stress Newton's work on gravity. Image from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Dr. Hatch also provides a concise but thorough history of Sir Isaac Newton. If you’re interested in the history of science, that’s a good site to study.

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  1. MR.DARRELL, I THINK THAT YOUR ONLINE SOURCE FOR WORLD HISTORY IS A GREAT IDEAL BECAUSE ITS HELPFUL AND VERY USEFUL TO STUDENTS NOT ONLY BECAUSE ITS ONLINE BECAUSE IT COVERS SOME GREAT TOPICS ABOUT HISTORY. ITS VERY USEFUL FOR IN AND OUT OF CLASS USAGE BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T GET AN OBJECTIVE IN CLASS YOU CAN ALWAYS GO BACK AND STUDY IT ONLINE IF YOUR UNABLE TO ATTEND TUTORING. SO I THINK THIS IS A GREAT WEBSITE TO OBTAIN BY.

  2. Cool picture. PINK FLOYD!!


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