Scientific Revolution

Nurah M.

What was the change?

The Scientific Revolution changed the way people thought about the physical world around them. The same spirit of inquiry that fueled the Renaissance, led scientists to question traditional beliefs about the workings of the universe. The most prominent scientists of this time include,Copernicus, Galileo, and Isaac Newton.

How did the change impact society at the time?

The society was impacted tremendously during this important change. It created confusion during this period, because of the change of theories. For example the people were so used to the geocentric theory that was developed by Aristotle and Ptolemy, and the basic beliefs of the scholars that god created the world, As well as the new theory of the sun being in the center of the earth in which several people contributed to it. Some people believed in one thing and many other people were undecided. There was a lot of confusion as well because for example the catholic church made one of the astronomers "confess" that Copernicus's theory was false, and also many people did not want to betray their religion and believe in any of the theories, because it was against their religious beliefs.

How is that change evidenced in today's modern society?

Because of the scientific method we have the scientific method, modern day medicine , astronomy, physics, biology, anatomy.