ScIeNtIfIc ReVoLuTiOn

By: Shanique Liburd

What is the Scientific Revolution?

The Scientific Notation was the emergence of modern science during the early modern period, when developments in mathematics, physics, biology, medicine, and chemistry transformed views of society and nature. The primary cause was increased wealth in Europe thanks to colonial - plunder and slavery subsidized science, technology, and education.

ThE ChAnGe

The major change in astronomy was that people accepted that the sun rather than the earth was the center of the universe. Until the sixteenth century, Europeans followed the cosmology theory of the Greek astronomer Ptolemy. He believed that the earth was the center of the universe and the sun, the moon, and the other planets revolved around the earth. This theory could by verified by human observation, but it failed to explain the path of the planets. In the late sixteenth century, the Dutch astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) agreed that the planets revolved around the sun, but said that the sun revolved around the earth. In the early seventeenth century, Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) used Brahe's data to confirm that the sun was the center of the universe and the earth and other planets revolved around it. Galileo Galilei used his skills as a writer to popularize the idea of the sun-centered universe. Galileo was eventually tried by the Church court, the Inquisition, for challenging the Bible and was forced to abandon the Copernican model of the universe.

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The Effect

The use of the Scientific Revolution resulted in discoveries in medicine, physics, and biology.

During Medieval times, scientists believed earth was a flat, immovable object that was at the center of the universe. Nobody questioned the theory of a flat immovable object because after all, it seemed reasonable. When people looked at the horizon they saw a flat horizontal image, not a circular spherical image.

The idea of earth being at the center of the universe is called the geocentric theory. The geocentric theory originated from Aristotle, an early Greek philosopher. To back up Aristotle's theory, the Church also taught that the earth was at the center of the universe. The Bible states that God placed the earth at the center of the universe because the earth was meant to be the unique epicenter of creation.

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