Scientific Revolution

Melanie Z. 3rd

What was the change?

The Scientific Revolution was a great accomplishment that caused an outstanding change in the way scientist and people viewed the Universe. It created a whole new way of thinking about the natural world. This change was based upon careful observation and a willingness to question accepted beliefs. It eventually developed as the scientific method; a logical procedure for gathering information and testing ideas.

Who were the people associated with this change?

History of the Universe in a nutshell: Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler

How did the change impact society at the time?

The Scientific Revolution caused lots of changes and modification to what was known as the geocentric theory; the earth-centered view of the universe. The Revolution created great conflicts between many scientist and the Catholic and Protestant leaders. For example, Galileo's findings frightened both catholic and protestant leaders because they went against church teachings and authority. In other words, if people believed the church could be wrong about this, they could question other church teachings as well.

How is that change evidenced in today's society?

Just like there is always an outcome to any action, there was an outstanding change due to the Scientific Revolution. After Copernicus's idea known as the "heliocentric, or sun-centered, theory was believed, many changes began to occur. The revolution in scientific thinking that Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo began eventually developed into a new approach to science called the scientific method; a logical procedure for gathering and testing ideas.
Mr. Lee - Scientific Method song