SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION

BUSOLA MOMOH 5TH PERIOD

WHAT WAS THE CHANGE ?

In the mid-1500s, scientists began to question accepted beliefs and make new theories based on experimentation.Before 1500, scholars generally referred to ancient Greek or roman authors or the bible to decide what was true or false.


During the middle ages, most scholars believed that the earth was an immovable object located at the center of the universe.Common sense seemed to support this view.The earth-centered view of the universe is called the geocentric theory.The idea from the Greek philosopher of the forth century,Aristotle.People believed this theory because Christianity taught that God had deliberately placed the earth at the center of the universe.


Beginning in the mid-1500s, a few scholars published works that challenged the ideas of the ancient thinkers and the church.They launched a change in European thought that historians call the Scientific Revolution.This was a new way of thinking about the natural world.

WHO WERE THE PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CHANGE ?

SIR ISAAC NEWTON

A great English scientist who helped to bring together the breakthroughs of Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo under a single theory of motion. Newton's great discovery was that the same force that ruled the motion of the planets and all matter on earth and in space. In 1687, Newton published his ideas in a work called "The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. It was one of the most important scientific books ever written.

THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

This was the logical procedure for gathering and testing ideas. Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo contributed to the scientific method.

The scientific method is now used worldwide by scientists and it is also taught in schools.

NEW TECHNOLOGIES OF THE REVOLUTION

HOW DID THE CHANGE IMPACT SOCIETY AT THE TIME ?

THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION...

Spurred so many breakthrough in science. Philosophers and scholars across Europe began to rethink long held beliefs about the human condition.

HOW IS THE CHANGE EVIDENCED IN TODAY'S MODERN SOCIETY ?

The thinkers of the scientific revolution helped to usher a movement that challenged the age-old relationship between a government and its people, and eventually changed forever the political landscape in numerous societies.


Scientific Revolution: Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton