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First Christian Roman Emperor Constantine I
78.7%
Adaptor of telescope in 1610, subsequently declared hereticalGalileo
70.7%
Creator of the Elemental Theory (Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Ether.) Believer in a Natural Order based on a scale of relative 'perfection' (God at the top.) Creator of TeleologyAristotle
65.3%
Student of Aristotle and conqueror of Three Great Ancient Centers of Civilization (Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia.)Alexander the Great
65.3%
Originally posited that the sun was the center of the planetary systemNicolaus Copernicus
64%
Priest synthesized Biblical concepts and Aristotelian theoryThomas Aquinas
62.7%
Outlined mechanization of all corporeal matter (esp. biology), separating the body from the mindRenee Descartes
54.7%
Developer of physical mechanics and fluid dynamic resulting in the propagation of a system of the world which is entirely ordered (and therefore must have been Designed) Isaac Newton
53.3%
16th-17th century English Viscount advocate of Inductive Reasoning who developed the scientific motto 'fiat experimentum'. Advocate of a 'Reasonable Utopia.'Sir Francis Bacon
26.7%
Used data adapted from dutch astronomer Tycho Brahe to calculate the elliptical orbit of earth where time and area are proportionateJohannes Kepler
22.7%
Developer of the nomenclature and the Latin classification system (class, order, genus, species). Specialized in the sexual system of plants. Most famous work Systema NaturaeCarolus Linnaeus
22.7%
Creator of the Dichotomous Key. 'Greatest Naturalist of the 18th Century' who developed the theory that there is a limited number of original species who evolve toward 'perfection'Jean Baptiste Lamarck
22.7%
Description Person % Correct
Surgeon of Gladiators who linked Hippocratic concept of humors/bile to the Aristotelian Elements. Advocator of the philosophy that 'the wound is the window into the human body.'Aelius Galen
21.3%
Used Descartes central idea of the mechanization of the body to prove the existence of a Designer. Most famous for extended Watch metaphor.William Paley
21.3%
Philosopher and Mathematician who believed the gaps in the Great Chain of Being could be prescribed to the fact that all life forms cannot necessarily co-existGottfried Leibniz
21.3%
Destroyer of Plato's School in 529 ADJustinian
17.3%
The Father of Microbiology and contender for the discovery of spermatozoidsAntonie van Leeuwenhoek
17.3%
Author of the Great Chain of Being in conjunction with Aristotle's ideas. Believer in the plenitude, continuity and linear hierarchy of all aspects of earth.Arthur Lovejoy
16%
Put forward the evolutionary theory of 'Punctuated Equilibrium' as a method of adaptationGeorges Cuvier
13.3%
Author of the artificial system of classification in 1694 which used Aristotle's 'essence' concept to organize life forms (esp. plants) by one, predominant featureJoseph Pitton de Tournefort
10.7%
Developed the definition of 'species': that each life form within a species is created with specific, original features, unique to their type regardless of subsequent adaptationsJohn Ray
10.7%
'Discoverer' of the HomunculusNicolaas Hartsoeker
10.7%
17th-18th Century French author and gourmand who put forward the 'Plurality of Worlds' theory.Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
9.3%

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