The Human Mind As An Element Of Human Nature By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle

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Curiosity is implanted in the human mind as it is an element of human nature. The thirst for answers and explanations drive the human mind to reason and deliberate in order to discover an understanding of life itself. It emanates inherently within the brain to solve a puzzle and in return, feel a sense of peace. Philosophers and scientists dedicate their entire lives to solve mysterious questions of the unknown. Throughout the development of distinctive theories, they build on each other to solidify concepts and bear them adjacent to the truth. Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle was a French writer and philosopher who made tremendous contributions to theories of the universe during the mid to late 1600th era. In 1686, he published his findings in the distinctive narrative Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds. His notions were radical in an age were the majority followed an Aristotelian Christian worldview. Radical beliefs were punishable as seen in the history of the many profound scientists that underwent penalty. To avoid such consequences, Fontenelle was clever to present his findings in a different method. He based his work on the Copernicus heliocentric theory of the universe, as well as the theories of Descartes, Tycho, Kepler, and Galileo. Fontenelle wrote a science-fiction novel concerning the conversation between a philosopher, also referred to as a scientist, and a beautiful inquisitive woman named Marquise. This prevented him from being punished as it was not a

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