Scientific Revolution

Korizma R. 2nd

What was the change?

Scholars referred to ancient Greeks or the Bible to decide what was true and what was false. A new way of thinking had evolved. Accepted beliefs were questioned and ideas were discovered. Changed the way people thought about the physical world around them.

Who were the people associated with this change?

COPERNICUS

He began the Scientific Revolution with his heliocentric theory. He was an astronomer who is best known for the astronominical theory that the sun was near the center of the universe and that the earth and other planets rotated around the center. His theory explained many of the observations of astronomers.

How did the change impact society at the time?

A combination of ideas and discoveries helped spread its impact. There were new truths to be found. Challenging ideas were spread widely among the brains of Europe. Understanding of ideas helped to stimulate people's sense of individualism and the basic beliefs of equal rights. All scientific and philososphical expression was monitored and most often produced from within the church. The church ruled uncertainty on a number of truths about the natural world. These alleged truths were produced by studies from the Bible and the widely accepted Aristotelian system, which became official Church doctrine.

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

Those who used their knowledge to discover thses ideas across Europe started to rethink beliefs about human condition, oridanary rights of citizens. These thinkers involved themselves in a movement that challenged a relationship between government and its people, and eventually changed forever the political landscape in several societies.