History of Science

Events

Theory of Natural Causes

Approx. 600 BCE

A Greek philosopher named Thales, came up with the idea that natural events, such as earthquakes have a cause. This was the start of science and theories because before that, people believed that everything what is happening is caused by Gods. http://www.philosophers.co.uk/thales-of-miletus.html

Introduction to Scientific Method

Approx. 700 CE

A Persian scientist named Geber introduced the scientific method and experimentation in chemistry. He is now known as the "father of chemistry". https://www.google.com/search?q=geber&rlz=1CAACAJ_enUS781US781&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwju7P74su7YAhVP9mMKHfZlCC4Q_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=654#imgrc=udSeLobZNiWWBM:

Sun is the Center of the Solar System

Approx. 1500

This event is considered as the revolution of science. Copernicus made this argument. This was a major event in thinking about the Earth's place. https://www.google.com/search?q=copernicus&rlz=1CAACAJ_enUS781US781&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjs2tCbtu7YAhVY0WMKHVEjCLQQ_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=654#imgrc=dhigFSUf4ukQ-M:

Improvement of a Telescope

Approx. 1600

Italian scientist Galileo greatly improved the telescope, and made many important discoveries in the field of astronomy. https://www.google.com/search?q=galileo&rlz=1CAACAJ_enUS781US781&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiMpvWt9vDYAhVEz2MKHVVmCIEQ_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=654#imgrc=1NW7i7KBzj4S4M:

First Woman Nobel Prize

1903

General Theory of Relativity

1916