Scientific Revolution

Caroline B. 1st

What was the change?

The Scientific Revolution was a time period between 1550 to the 1700s. The accomplishments made in this era are still affecting our world today. The Scientific Revolution caused people to begin to think about the world in a new and different way. This new way allowed the theory of logic to question the way of churches and religious ways. The Scientific Revolution took place due to the fact that some scientists published works that disagreed with ancient thinkers knowledge, as well as the churches understanding of the world. These new scientists keen ideas wiped out old astronomers, scientist, and thinkers knowledge. This caused a change in Europe which was the revolution. The revolution began in the early 1500s.

Who were the people associated with the change?

How did the change impact society at the time?

People began to think of the world differently than they had before. They began to think of the scientific reason or logical reason for things to occur, rather than religious reasons for things to occur. The Scientific Revolution was very popular. It spread all throughout the regions during this time frame. People also began to question the rights of their citizenship, and this in the future, lead to change in the way a plethora of governments are run. Abundant amounts of scientist developed new instruments, as well as tools.


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

The change is still evident in modern society in numerous ways. All of the inventions in this era of time have changed the world for the better in some way. For example, Copernicus's heliocentric theory that the sun was the center of the universe is correct, and that helped us get where we are today in study of outer space. As well as Copernicus's great help, we still use many of the inventions made in this time, such as the telescope that Galileo invented in the year 1633. We have just improved it since then. We would be no where near as technically advanced as we are today without the outstanding accomplishments in the scientific sense, that took place in the Scientific Revolution.