Scientific Revolution

Devin Wilson

''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.

''Who were the people associated with the change?''

Isaac Newton, Galileo Galilei, Nicoclouas Copernicus.

''How did the change impact the society at the time?''

Big changes in Science like Copernicus' theories about the earth and how the sun, and not the earth are the center of our solar system were posited. This is important because it went against the traditional teaching that the church adopted, Socrates/Plato I believe, which held that the Earth was basically the center of the universe. Galileo followed up on this idea also, and was branded a heretic.

The scientific revolution also started a trend leaning away from the church since a scientific method for discovery was established that allowed for people to think in ways that did not agree with the church.

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

This change helped our Scientists alot today in the 19th, 20th, 21st century. What these Vintage Scientists did was also let us know that the Earth has a Solar System and a Universe.


Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. Newton utilizing the advances made before him in mathematics, astronomy, and physics to derive a comprehensive understanding of the physical world.


Galileo Galilei

Galileo determined the laws of gravity and explored the laws of motion on earth. Galileo had suggested this, but was censored by the Church before he was able to do further work to prove his theories.


Nicoclouas Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center.Also known as the founder of modern astronomy, Nicolaus Copernicus was the first person to devise a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology, which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.


Johannes Kepler

Though Johannes Kepler was unable to conceive a working model of the universe, he did contribute the three laws of planetary motion, all of which were at least somewhat accurate, and all of which were used extensively by Isaac Newton in his work.

Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion

1.The planets move around the sun not in circles, but ellipses.

2.Planets do not move uniformly, but in such a manner that a line drawn from a planet to the sun sweeps out an equal area of the ellipse of its orbit in equal time, even if the ellipse is not perfectly centered on the sun.

3. The squares of the periods of the planets' orbits are proportional to the cubes of their distances from the sun.




Francis Bacon

Bacon (1561-1626) was one of the great philosophers of the Scientific Revolution. His thoughts on logic and ethics in science and his ideas on the cooperation and interaction of the various fields of science, presented in his work Novum Organum, have remained influential in the scientific world to this day.


Giovanni Alfonso Borelli

Borelli (1608-1679) was the foremost thinker of the era on human mechanics. His 1680 work, On the Motion of Animals, is widely recognized as the greatest early triumph of the application of mechanics to the human organism.