The Enlightenment (my favorite topic)

Fact: I never heard the phrase "the enlightenment" during my years in Canadian primary and secondary schools (K-13). Was this due to the efforts of well-meaning (but misguided) protestant teachers and school boards? Perhaps.

Introductory Video Lectures

key people and years (notice the year 1632)

Scientific Revolution begins

The Age of Enlightenment (in parallel with science)

The Galileo Affair

Galileo is tried by the Catholic Inquisition and found guilty of publishing material stating, "the Earth moves around the Sun".


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Neil Rieck
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.