What evidence do we have of Precambrian life?
Descartes’ Metaphysics and Epistemology ● Rene Descartes belongs to a group called continental rationalists: 3 prominent rationalists at the time: him, Baruch Spinoza, and Gottfried Leibniz. ● Descartes was caught in the astronomical debate about what is at the center of the solar system (Earth or the sun). ○ The geocentric model became harder to support because observation showed evidence against it, such as retrograde movement of the planets. ○ The heliocentric model became more popular because it was more simple than the geocentric model; it already accounted for epicycles, retrograde, and circular movement without having to explain it. This is what made the geocentric model more complex. ● Metaphysic