Scientific Revolution

Henry S. 6th Period

What was the change?

The Scientific Revolution changed the way people think about the physical world around them. Scientists started to question the traditional beliefs about how the universe works.


Who were the people associated with the change?

Copernicus

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.

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.



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

It helped people in the European community communicate better, and it made them European region itself a lot more powerful. But most importantly it made the European culture way more intelligent with the new technology from the Scientific Revolution.