Scientific Revolution

Kayla H. period 2

What was the change?

The main change was from religion to science. People became interested to find out how the earth was made versus who made it. Because of technology and philosophy, people now wanted to find out the definite answers to nature; answers that, before, were lost in the assortment of religion.

Who were the people associated with the change?

How did the change impact the society at the time?

During the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, a new view of nature emerged that replaced the Greek outlook, which had been dominating Europe. When people began realizing that if the laws of nature were known, humans could put them to use, giving them power over nature. people also became interested in outer space, and because of this, the pioneering of telescopes began. The picture on the right is Galileo's telescope.

How is that change evident in today's society?

Such scientists like Newton and what he did (mathematician and physicist) became models for scientists of the 18th and 19th century. Scientists during the time of the scientific revolution influenced optics, electricity, magnetism, as well as chemistry. Also, after 1800, the primary reason for social change was science and technology. Because of this, many scientific changes have been government funded, especially during World War two, when science would have played a huge role in weaponry innovations.