Scientific Revolution

Michael K. 7th Period

Scientific Revolution changes Europeans' minds and thoughts.

The Scientific Revolution started in the middle of the Renaissance era, a flourishing time of art and humanism. It vastly changed theories and laws of science. It helped us from understanding outer space to getting vaccinations. Everything about the world made more sense with these explanations.

Who were the people associated with the change?

Isaac Newton

"An object in motion tends to stay in motion; an object at rest tends to stay at rest, unless acted upon by an outside force." Does that sound familiar? The none other than Isaac Newton created that one of three main laws of motion. His observations and creations have helped us tremendously in this present day to create motion-heavy things. Without the theories of Newton, our understanding of motion and gravity would be quite vague.

Andreas Vesalius & Robert Boyle

Two scientists barely acknowledged were Andreas Vesalius & Robert Boyle. Andreas Vesalius was the man who discovered the human body, the parts and how it works. Also known as human anatomy.

Robert Boyle was the man who thoroughly broke Chemistry down and helped us understand in a way we can all absorb the information.

How did the change impact society at the time?

The change went greatly against Christian views. Christians believed the world was geocentric (Earth is the center of the universe and all things revolve around it), rather than heliocentric (The sun is the center of the solar system and the planets of our solar system including Earth revolve around the sun).

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

To this day, we are still being taught these discoveries. It led to even more discoveries and vaccinations. Space agencies have been booming in research and success. We use the basis of their vaccines in the ones we use today. Isaac Newton's laws of motions created new machines utilizing these theories to their advantage. The world still uses a plethora of ideas and fundamentals started by these famous and successful scientists.