Scientific Revolution

What was the change?

Scientific revolution is a change in a point of time where thought and belief changed.


1. The primary cause was increased wealth in Europe thanks to colonial-plunder and slavery subsidized science , technology and education. It was then, just like in present times - science cannot be done without money.
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?

No because the religious people added condemning darwin and too prejudiced, and condemnatory the church.

What were some of his discoveries?

Gravity and he was the excommunicated from the catholic church to teach people that the earth was round and you could see stars with a telescope.

What was the scientific method? Which scientists contributed to it?

The revolution in scientific thinking that Copernicus. Kepler, and Galileo began eventually developed into a new approach to science called the scientific method. The scientific method is a logical procedure for gathering and testing ideas. It with a problem or question arising from an observation.

New technologies of the Revolution

The new technologies of the scientific revolution was gravity, microscopes, and he placed the like studying and figuring out where it is.


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

  • Effects of the revolution

    The people followed, trusted, and believed everything they said.

    Four most important questions?

    What was the change? Going from old technology to new advanced technology. Who were the people associated with the change? Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, and Galileo Galilei. They learned about the sun, and gravity and how did the sun rotate. How did the impact the society at the time? We get more done like traveling.