2. Irrationality of the period: the christian church had a vested interest (money again) to keep people backward and believe in spirits, magic and divine retribution. Control of the masses ensured cheap labor for their fields, etc.
3. Loss of labor due to famines, disease, etc.
4. New markets in the European colonies required more productivity, giving rise to technology such as steam power.
5. When a labor class was created to man the factories, people saw the benefits and so further spurred the revolution.
6. Contact with the Old World introduced a plethora of ideas on science, technology and mathematics.
What was the geocentric theory? Why did people believe in it?
- The geocentric model, also known as the Ptolemaic system, is a theory that was developed by philosophers in Ancient Greece and was named after the philosopher Claudius Ptolemy who lived circa 90 to 168 A.D. It was developed to explain how the planets, the Sun, and even the stars orbit around the Earth. The geocentric theory has existed even before Ptolemy though. This model has been described in various early Greek manuscripts, and as early as the 4th century B.C. Plato and Aristotle were writing about the geocentric model.
Did the church like him? What did they do about it?
What were some of his discoveries?
What was the scientific method? Which scientists contributed to it?
New technologies of the Revolution
Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution.
Born: December 25, 1642
Died: March 20, 1727,
Full Name: Sir Isaac Newton