How did global exploration contribute to the scientific revolution?

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Apr 14, 2018

The desire to explore exposed "technology gaps" which drove science


For instance the lack of a marine chronometer prevented accurate solar and celestial navigation which seriously limited the ability of vessels to reliably cross the oceans
In 1714 the British Government offered a purse of £10,000 (about £4 million in 2018 terms) for the inventor