SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION

MOULIE DATTA

What was the scientific revolution?

The scientific revolution occurred at the same time as the renaissance and reformation in Europe.this took place from the sixteenth century through the seventeenth century and saw the formation of conceptual, methodological, and institutional approaches to the natural world that are recognizably like those of modern science. when developments in mathematics, physics, astronomy, biology, medicine, and chemistry transformed views of society and nature. In this time many people thought that earth was at the center of the universes. sun, planets, and moon all are moved around earth in circular. it's called the geocentric model of the universe. A new view of nature Emerged, replacing the Greek view that had dominated science for almost 2,000 years. Science became an autonomous discipline, distinct from both philosophy and technology and it came to be regarded as having utilitarian goals.

How is that change impact society at the time?

The scientific revolutions had a deep social impact, by changing the world and the way of life through the development of new technologies, and shaping a new social order. The course will promote open discussion on the social contexts and socio-cultural impacts of the major scientific discoveries. Scientific knowledge and the procedures used by scientists influence the way many individuals in society think about themselves, others, and the environment, and deeply influence the way of life of common people through technology.




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

The enormous growth of science during the classical period engendered an optimistic attitude on the part of many that all the major scientific discoveries had been made and that all that remained was the working out of minor details. Faith in the absolute truth of science was in some ways comparable to the faith of earlier centuries in such ancient authorities as Aristotle and Ptolemy.In much of modern science the idea of progressive change, or evolution, has been of fundamental importance.The study of the evolution of the universe as a whole has involved such fields as non-Euclidean geometry and the general theory of relativity. Geologists have discovered that the continents are not static entities but are also evolving; according to the theory of plate tectonics, some continents are moving away from each other while others are moving closer together.