Watching the episode of the documentary pertaining to the scientists Priestly and Lavoisier gave us a really good introduction to what we would discuss during Dr. Cogan’s talk. It is a little creepy that killing spiders in jars lead to the idea of air, but on the other hand it is interesting to think about how little knowledge they had on the topic. Thinking about the elements of a scientific revolution threw a lot of us off; I’m not sure any of us had put a whole lot of thought towards it? The word “revolution” makes it seem like it would be an Earth-shattering discovery, but in reality it’s just curiosity given the proper means to be explored. Revolutions still happen everyday, and it’s thanks to the early navigators of science that we are still able to make discoveries and students are given the means to know more in a single semester than a lot of people in the 18th century knew their entire lives.