Unit 3 MYP Project
Ghlidelle Zuniga (1st period)
**A new way of thinking about the natural world**
Changes of Scientific Revolution
The people who are associated with the Scientific Revolution changes are
Is a Polish cleric and astronomer in the early 1500’s who believed in an old Greek idea that the sun stood at the center of the universe. In his further studies he formulated the Heliocentric Theory in which Copernicus reasoned that indeed, the earth and other planets revolved around the sun. However he did not publish his work immediately because his theory still did not completely explain why the planets orbited the way they did. He also fears that most scholars and church officials would reject his theory because it contradicted their religious views that God had deliberately placed the earth at the center of the universe. Until the last year of his life in the year of 1543 Copernicus published his book titled On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies.
Kepler is Tycho Brahe’s former assistant; Brahe recorded the movement of the planets and produced accurate data on his observations. When Brahe died Kepler continued his work by studying Brahe’s data. After studying Brahe’s data Kepler concluded that the planets revolve around the sun in elliptical orbits instead of circles, as was previously thought. Kepler’s laws showed that Copernicu’s basic ideas were true.
Impact of Scientific Revolution at the time
The Scientific Revolution impacted the society at the time by providing science a greater significance, the Revolution established a new way of thinking about physical world. Astronomy, Physics, Biology and Chemistry made great advances which influenced developments in arts and architecture. The establishment of Scientific Method impacted the society at the time in a new way of thinking. This method became crucial to the efforts of intellectuals, to discover more about the world around them. With these new tools at their reach, European intellectuals were able to unlock the secrets of the nature, as well as the very universe itself. The Scientific Revolution can be said to have definitively improved the lives of all European intellectuals.
The questions of the role of the Church in a changing culture became important. The new focus on science led to discoveries that seemed to contradict the bible, which was held to that point to be the literal word of god. The Scientific Revolution was a time of trials for many religious Europeans, and forever changed the way western society viewed the idea of an intelligent creator. The church feared reason as an enemy of faith, but eventually began to embrace some of the achievements of the Scientific Revolution.
The Impact of Scientific Revolution in the modern society
The Scientific Revolution impacted our technological advances of modern science in our life. The electronics industry, born in the early 20th century, has advanced to the point where an electronic computer has become one of the key tools of modern society. In transportation there has been a similar leap of astounding range, from the automobile and the early airplane to the modern supersonic jet and the giant rocket that has taken astronauts to the moon. Electronics has also been fundamental in developing new communications devices like radio, television, and cellphones. Perhaps the most overwhelming aspect of modern science is not its accomplishments but its magnitude in terms of impact on society as a whole. Never before in history has science played such a dominant role in so many areas.