3. The Mechanistic World and Determinism
(Beginning of the18 Century)
The scientific world view (rationalism and empiricism) is firmly established. The reality of nature is determined, exact, formulated, explicit and that it is possible to control the nature forces. Men and animals are now in principle nothing more than every elaborate mechanical beings. The human heart becomes a pump obeying pure thermo-dynamical principles within a hydraulic/mechanical system.
* Isaac Newton (1643 - 1727)’s mechanistic universe: Known positions and velocities for planet in our solar systems at one specific moment are thus enough to determine their position and velocities for all future time (clockwork mechanism).
Chapter 1: The History of GST