The heliocentric model, the development of inductive reasoning, and the work of Robert Boyle are all associated with which revolution?

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Mar 27, 2017


The Scientific Revolution.


The inductive reasoning is fundamental to the scientific method. The scientific method is empirical science. Data and observations are collected and a conclusion drawn from the observations. Before the Scientific Revolution Deductive reasoning was the main source of finding truth. During the Scientific Revolution inductive reasoning became the main source of finding truth.

Robert Boyle was a scientist involved in the formulation of the scientific method and a pioneer in the Scientific Revolution. He is famous for Boyle's law an inductively determined rule for finding the inverse relationship between volume and pressure.

Deductive reasoning assumed that the earth was the center of the universe and then tried to explain all the observations in light of that assumption. The heliocentric theory of the solar system was an inductive theory. All of the evidence was assembled then analyzed. The best explanation of the evidence was that the sun was the center of the universe. Before the Scientific Revolution it was impossible to challenge the conclusions of Deductive reasoning based on predetermined belief structures.