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Part of human activity related to gaining, classifying and improving knowledge about the world. There exist commonly adopted rules and requirements to make a method scientific. The history itself is one of humanity sciences.

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This answer was provided on History of Science and Math by user RommelTJ, and marked as correct. I have reproduced it here because of the unusual situation that occurred with this question. Normally … that it was in 1718 with Haley's discovery because it answers that the stars had motion and not what the OP originally asked of "when was it known by science that the stars are different distances away from the earth?" …
answered Dec 11 '14 by andy256
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In 1718 Edmund Halley announced his discovery that the fixed stars actually have proper motion. (See Fixed Stars) The idea of fixed celestial spheres had a long history, with gradual changes and rein …
answered Nov 20 '14 by andy256
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New technologies build on previous technologies, so technological growth is cumulative. The rate at which it is developed, and hence accumulated, depends upon the number of people who can work on pro …
answered Mar 21 '14 by andy256