Scientific Revolution

Megan C. 5th Period

What was the change?

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

Who were the people associated with the change?

How did the change impact society at the time?

Galileo's findings frightened the church leaders because his findings were against church teachings and authority. The scientific method was developed and was a logical procedure for gathering and testing ideas. Isaac Newton believed that God was the creater of the orderly universe the clock maker who had set everything in motion.

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

The foundation principles of the scientific revolution are still used today. The scientific method is used by educators to teach new generations of scientists how to continue exploring medicine, chemistry, physics, and many new scientific areas. Basic scientific laws like Newton's "Law of Universal Gravitation" still hold true today and are used as mankind continues to explore the boundaries of the universe.