Henry A 6th period
What was the change?
Who were the people associated with the change?
Copernicus was an astronomer that had the idea of the heliocentric theory.That was the idea that the sun stood at the center of the universe.He thought if this idea in the early 1500s.He also didn't publish his work quickly because he feared church ridicule and couldn't explain why the stars and planets revolved around the sun.
Kepler was an astronomer that had a different idea on how the planets revolved around the sun.His idea was that the planets revolved in elliptical croits instead of just regular circles. Kepler was a German mathematician and really loved learning about the solar system.
Galileo was a mathematician ,astronomer and, a physicist. Galileo made many contributions to the scientific revolution. Galileo made discoveries that shattered Aristole's theory that the moon and stars were made out of a pure substance. Also Galileo figured out that Jupiter had 4 moons, and that the moon had a rough surface. the church did not like what Galileo was doing. The church wanted him to stop defending Copernicus' ideas. Also he discovered that the sun had no dark spots on it.
How did the change impact society?
The change impacted society a lot because there were so many theories at the time. That caused the church and the people to believe different things but the church i think would mostly believe the most religious theory. Many people were doubting others and supporting others at the time.
How is that change evidenced in modern society?
I think people know can actually show the evidence about theories back then during the scientific revolution. Because of the technology and research that have scientists have added on to the theories. For example we still use the telescope today ti learn more about the planets and the solar system. Also scientists are still using Newtons laws of motion to this day.