The Scientific Revolution

By Steven Samuel Feliz

What was the Scientific Revolution ?

The scientific revolution began in astronomy. Although there had been earlier discussions of the possibility of the Earth’s motion the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was the first to propound a comprehensive heliocentric theory equal in scope and predictive capability to Ptolemy’s geocentric system.

The scientific revolution was a new way of thinking about the natural world.

Who were the people associated with the change ?

  • Galileo-Italia scientist live from 1564-1642 the was one of the first people that make the first telescope.Galileo theorized that the Earth and other revolved around the Sun. He invented the thermometer and perfected the design of the telescope.he discovered that in fact some of the stars in the sky were planets which had certain features four moons round Jupiter, the rings of Saturn. he also found that venus exhibited phases like our moon. all of these helped convince people of the validity of the copernican heliocentric theory.

  • Copernicus-I guess you just heard the news bite that the Vatica has finally forgiven Copernicus. He put forth the idea that the sun not the earth was the center of the solar system, and that all the other planets revolved around the sun. Since the common view at that time was that everything revolved around the eart, including the sun, his theory was not popular and since the church is very cautious about changing long held beliefs he was seen as a heretic for leading people away from conventional wisdom.

  • Johannes Kepler-Kepler was an astronomer born 1573. He was hired to work with Tycho Brahe when Tycho died, inherited his position as Imperial Astronomer to the Holy Roman Emperor (and it that title doesn't impress you, you are far too blase. He also got all of Tycho's observations used them plus some of his own, to demonstrate that Mars went around the Sun, disproving 15 centuries of nonsense started by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy. Kepler then worked out his Three Laws of Planetary Motion still and still used today. He observed a supernova, and wrote up the classic description of it, so that today it is known as Kepler's Star. After he read Galileo description of a telescope he built his own, which was far better than an Galileo ever made and confirmed and extended Galileo's discoveries.
    Kepler also wrote several books, including Somnium which was the first popular level book to describe the Moon.

How the change impact society at the time ?


Intellectually, the Scientific Revolution ushered in a new way of thinking, including the establishment of the Scientific Method. This method, which is actually a three step process ('Stop. Look. Listen'), became crucial to the efforts of intellectuals, European and otherwise, to discover more about the world around them. With these new tools at their disposal, European intellectuals were able to unlock the secrets of the nature, as well as the very universe itself. Among the most notable of the European intellectuals during the Scientific Revolution were Galileo, whose discoveries regarding our solar system still hold true today, and the noted scientist Marquis DeSade, whose studies of autoerotic asphyxiation became relevant to thousands of Europeans. The Scientific Revolution can be said to have definitively improved the lives of all European intellectuals.

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


That change evidenced in today modern society by scientific method an yes we still use it today.

another change evidenced in today modern society circulation of blood I thing that you still use it today.

Another change endidenced in today modern society is microscope and yes you still use it today.