Scientific Revolution

Starr H. 7th Period

What was the change?

The change is the Scientific Revolution which was a new way of thinking about the natural world. Basically, 4 scientists found a way to replace old assumptions with new theories. Causes of the change were scholars publishing works that challenges the ideas of ancient thinkers and the church's religious teachings. The geocentric theory is what caused a problem with the church and scientists. The geocentric theory is the earth-centered view of the universe because God purposely put earth in the center of the universe.

Who were the people associated in the change?

Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish cleric and astronomer. He started the idea of the sun being the center of the universe. This was later on called the geocentric theory.

How did the change impact society at the time?

The Scientific Revolution impacted society because people started questioning the catholic church and their teachings. Catholics believed that God put the earth in the center of the universe, but scientists discovered it was the sun that was the center of the universe, also known as: the geocentric theory. The geocentric theory is the idea of the sun moving around the earth as it rose in the morning and set in the evening. The church thought that God purposely put the earth at the center of the universe because it's where the great drama of life unfolded. But really, God put the sun in the center of the universe. So the geocentric theory caused the problem between the church and scientists/astronomers.

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

The Scientific Revolution is evidenced in today's society because now, most people believe that the sun is what keeps the universe balanced. Modern society uses Newton's law of motion and uses the same technology scientists used back then like: microscope, telescope, barometer, etc.

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