The Scientific Revolution
Omar M. 6th period
What was the change?
The scientific revolution was the point in time when people began to explore the wonders of astronomy, mathematics, science, and philosophy. There were philosophes that dedicated their lives to explore and question the natural world around them. Eventually, people began to ponder whether what they were led to believe was true. Philosophers began to prove everything that they thought to be true, in fact false.
Who were the people associated with the change?
Copernicus was an astronomer and best known for his heliocentric cosmology theory .Copernicus came up with the heliocentric theory which was earth was not centered of the universe,the sun is. Fear of rejection but he wrote a book called the De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium. He died the day it was out but later on other men come and bring out his theory to be right.
Kepler continued Copernicus work in which to be proven right. Kepler was the first person to determine that the Earth and planets orbited the sun. With result of his discoveries, he published his Laws of Planetary Motion.
Galileo contributed to astronomy where he used a telescope to study the plantes & physics for gravity and the moon. He had also shattered Aristotle's theory about perfect substance of the universe so he pointed his telescope at the sky revealing that the mood had a irregular surface. When the church heard about Galileos ideas of Copernicus theory being true they worried people would started questioning the church. The church had threaten Galileo to torte him if he doesn't say Copernicus ideas were false in court.He than came later on saying they were false but he was no longer a free man and lived under house arrest.