Scientific Revolution

by: Jason Rosales 7th Period

What was the change?

The Scientific Revolution changed the way many people viewed the world. This was a major change because people at one time depended on the church for security and answers. Multiple scientists and astronomers started to observe, experiment and began to make new theories such as the law of universal gravitation created by Isaac Newton. These types of ideas went against the church. Later on the people started to become more independent ,and stopped relying on the churches.

Who were the people associated with the change?

There were many people involved with the Scientific Revolution but these are the most known.

Nicolaus Copernicus was an astronomer. He proved that the earth was not the center of the universe , which was known as the geocentric model. He believed and proved that the sun was actually the center which is the heliocentric model. Many religious leaders and churches were furious with Copernicus's work because the churches and religious leaders inferred from the bible that the earth was the center of the universe.

Johannes Kepler supported the heliocentric model based on his observations ,but he found that the planets move in elliptical orbits. In addition he discovered that planets move faster when approaching the sun.

Galileo Galiei was an Italian math professor. He Proved many of the Aristotle's theories wrong which angered the church. Galileo discovered that objects move at a fixed rate ,and that small objects fall at the same constant rate as the heavy objects. Also improved technology like the telescope. He used it study Jupiter.

Isaac Newton made the law of universal gravitation. The law of gravitation is when objects attract other objects. He also did the Mathematical principles of natural Philosophy which is that the universe is a giant clock and god is the clockmaker.

How did the change impact the society at this time

The Scientific Revolution brought new information and problems to society. The church was furious with the many discoveries that were made because it went against the churches teachings and authority. There was some punishments that was given. For example Galileo proved many of Aristotle's theories wrong which made the Church angry. They put him under house arrest until he died. The Scientific Revolution made many churches and religious leaders furious as you can see.

How is that change evident in today's modern society

The Scientific Revolution was a time where we found out a lot about the world and people were starting to be independent. They only trusted religious matter from the churches. Without the Scientific Revolution we wouldn't be as advanced as we are. We would of still believed that the earth was the center of the universe and that objects attract to each other just because. Scientists used the telescope that was improved by Galileo to make a even better telescope which helped them improve our society. We know more than we knew back then. For example we discovered new planets and galaxies. The Scientific Revolution has improved and has made today's modern society more advanced.

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