Scientific Revolution

By: Pierce B. 2nd

What was the change?

Starting in the mid- 1500s, a few scholars began publishing works that challenged the ideas of the ancient thinkers and the church. The Scientific Revolution was a new way of thinking about the natural world. The new way of thinking was based upon careful observation and a willingness to question accepted beliefs. The change was caused by European explorers who traveled to Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The lands were inhabited by peoples and animals who were previously unknown to Europe. These discoveries opened to the possibility that there were new truths that were to be discovered. The spreading of challenging ideas was helped spread by the invention of the printing press.

Who were the people associated with this change?

How did the change impact society at the time?

The Scientific Revolution developed a new way of thinking, for example, the establishment of the Scientific Method. This method became crucial to the efforts of intellectuals, Europeans and to discover more about the world around them. With these new tools at their side, European intellectuals were able to unlock the secrets of the nature, as well as the very universe itself. Among the most notable of the European intellectuals during the Scientific Revolution were Galileo, whose discoveries regarding our solar system still hold true today,The Scientific Revolution can be said to have definitively improved the lives of all European intellectuals.

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

The scientific revolution impacted the world in many ways, from intellectual changes to modern thoughts on the scientific approach. The Scientific Revolution has brought fourth much of what we know about space and our planets. Without all of the information and studying they provided for us, we wouldn't know anything about what's beyond our planet and in the sky. Modern scientists and astronomists use the technology that scientists used in the scientific revolution in there every day lives. Thanks to the scientific revolution, we know a lot about what's beyond our planet.