Scientific Revolution

Imani G. 2nd Period

What was the change?

The major change during the scientific revolution was the way people viewed the world around them. Before people didnt know what exactly to believe aboutthe world around them, due to the lack of tools.

Who were the people associated with the change?

Isaac Newton

An English physicist and mathematician who is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time. he was a key figure in th Scientific Revolution and built upon Galileo and Nicolaus' work. Isaac used mathematics to describe gravity.

How did the change impact society at the time?

The 17th century Scientific Revolution broke new ground in the understanding of the physical world.; Ancient Greek, Arabic, and medieval European philosophers were handicapped by lack of instruments and were unable to verify their ideas by observation and experimentation. The people had to rely upon authority figures from the Church and from the ancient world. Medieval painters and sculptors were not interested in portraying the physical reality of this world. Rather, they were concerned with expressions of religious belief. In a largely illiterate world, pictures told a story where words could not. The Renaissance involved a different attitude about the world, one which focussed upon the human being rather than the gods, a humanistic natural viewpoint as opposed to a supernatural one. This change in attitude was essential to the scientific revolution.

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

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. 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.

Isaac Newton

Nicolaus Copernicus

Galileo Galilei

Johannes Kepler