Henry S. 6th Period
Who were the people associated with the change?
Copernicus was the one who started it all. He came up with the Heliocentric Theory. He did this because he noticed that the sun and the starts didn't revolve around the earth, but he found out that the starts and planets revolved around the sun. He also was a author, but he did not publish his work very quickly because he would be ridicule or persecution.
Kepler was a brilliant mathematician. He worked on another mans research after the man pasted away. While he was working on his research, he discover that certain mathematical laws govern planetary motion. This supported Copernicus's theory, the Heliocentric Theory, and that helped with other scenarios in the future.
Galileo Galilei was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. He played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. He discovered the moon Callisto, the moon of Jupiter, the second largest moon in the solar system. He made improvements on the telescope.
Isaac Newton was an English physicist and mathematician who widely considered as on of the most powerful scientists of all time and as a key figure in the Scientific Revolution. He formulated the universal gravitation and the laws of motion.
How did the change impact the society at the time?
- Intellectually, Scientific Revolution had a new way of thinking, including the establishment of the Scientific Method. The Scientific Method has a three step process (Stop, Look, and Listen), which became crucial to the efforts of intellectuals, European and otherwise, to discover more about the world around them.
- In the religious world, the new focus on science led to discoveries that seemed to deny/challenge the bible. This was held to point the word of God. this developed a split between followers of science, and the ones who held their religious beliefs.
- Economically, many improvements were made in Europe during this time. It helped the European citizens buy and sell products.