Scientific Revolution

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What Was The Change?

The Scientific Revolution changed how people viewed the world around them. The replacement of the Earth by the Sun as the center of the solar system. Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, and Galileo all traced different ancient and medieval ancestries for the heliocentric system.

Who Were The People Associated With The Change?

Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton built upon the earlier work of Copernicus and Galileo and used mathematics to describe gravity as the force that keeps planets revolving around the sun. He also explained that this same force is what causes objects to fall to earth. Newton created the three laws of gravity. Newton died in 1727.

How Did The Change Impact The Society At The Time?

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Enlightenment ideas helped to stimulate people's sense of individualism, and the basic belief in equal rights. This in turn led to the Glorious Revolution is Britain, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Latin American Revolutions. Some of these revolutions resulted in government based upon the ideas of the Enlightenment such as, Great Britain and the United States.

How Is That Change Evidence In Today's Modern Society?

The Scientific Revolution brought us advancements in Math, Physics, and Biology and influenced how people think today. 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.