Scientific Revolution

Xanath A. 3RD

What was the change?

A major change in European thought, starting in the mid 1500's in which the study of the natural world began to be characterized by careful observation the questioning of accepted beliefs.

Scientists began to observe more things around this period, questioning what Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton discovered.

Who were the people associated with change?

Newton

Scientist that created a set of laws for motion. One of the most influential scientists during the scientific revolution. Netwon built upon the earlier work of Copernicus and Galileo and used mathematics to describe gravity as the force that kepps planets revolving around the sun. He also explained that the same force is what causes objects to fall to earth.


How did the change impact society at the time?

With Galileo it changed the way people thought and made them want to know more about astronomy. Nicolaus made people wonder what else was in the universe. And Johannes made the telescope better so that they could find out more about the world.

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

The defining feature of the scientific revolution lies in how much scientific thought changed during a period of only a century, and in how quickly differing thoughts of different natural philosophers condensed to form a cohesive experimental method that chemists, biologists, and physicists can easily utilize today.