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Pierre Gassendi (1592)

As a priest and a professor, Gassendi lectured on theology in his native southeastern France. However, as a philosopher, scientist, and astronomer, he was compelled to try to reconcile his scientific beliefs with the teachings of the church. Dissatisfied with the teachings of Aristotle, he came to espouse empiricism and atomism, the belief that tiny, indestructible particles form the basic building blocks of the entire universe. In 1631, he became the first person to observe what? More...
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Pierre Gassendi (1592)
As a priest and a professor, Gassendi lectured on theology in his native southeastern France. However, as a philosopher, scientist, and astronomer, he was compelled to try to reconcile his scientific beliefs with the teachings of the church. Dissatisfied with the teachings of Aristotle, he came to espouse empiricism and atomism, the belief that tiny, indestructible particles form the basic building blocks of the entire universe.
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Pierre Gassendi

He has a remarkable life with multifaced persona and skills, he unveiled a set of assets in varies areas of human's thinking.
A man who acquired a life-long recognition in areas such as philosophy, science, theology, mathematics, and so on.
- He was the first person who named Aurora Borealis
- He was able to calculate the transit of Mercurio, setting a series of calculation that inspired the nowaday's scientists a way to detect planets transiting before distant stars, as a consequence, finding needles in haystacks in far galaxies.
- He was one of the firsts intellectuals that formulate the "scientific outlook" in a moderate skepticism and empiricism.
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