THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION
CREATER: Tyrese Montgomery
" What's the change? "
The change was in European thought, starting in the mid-1500s, in which the study of natural world began to be characterized by careful observation and questioning of accepted beliefs. Scholars started questioning ideas that had been accepted for many years. The religious movement, Reformation, prompted followers to challenge the way people thought of God and salvation
The People Associated With The Change
Nicolaus Copernicus was an Polish cleric and astronomer; he said that the sun was the center of the universe. He was able to state this fact because he studied planetary movement for over twenty-five years. What Nicolaus did is important because it changed the way people thought about the universe, making more people want to find out for themselves.
Johannes Kepler started out as an for Tycho Brahe, an Danish Astronomer. Kepler was an brilliant mathematician, that continued Brahe's work after his death. He stated that planets revolved around the sun in elliptical orbits, instead of circles. Kepler's information was important, because it created more thought about how the universe works.
Galileo Galilei was an Italian scientists that built on theories about astronomy. He discovered that Jupiter had four moons and the sun had dark spots; he said the Earth's moon had a rough uneven surface. All of this was possible because of the microscope he built. Galilei studied heavens in 1609 and published a book by the name of "Starry Messenger". The laws and observations of Galilei supported Copernicus theories. Galileo's facts were important, because he made people think twice about the church, what people have been saying previously about God and the sun being the center of the universe.