Scientific Revolution

By: LaKayla Young

Scientific Revolution

"Scientific Revolution" refers to historical changes in thought & belief, to changes in social & institutional organization, that unfolded in Europe between roughly 1550-1700; beginning with Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543), who asserted a heliocentric (sun-centered) cosmos

Scientific Revolution meant a period of great, important changes in science, philosophy and mathematics, literature, economy, politics. During this period of time, the role of church and religion was diminished, science taking the place of faith.


Galileo Galilei, who proved the inefficiency of Ptolemaic system, Johannes Kepler, who proved that the orbits of planets are elliptical, Isaac Newton, who proved the gravity, Rene Descartes, who replaced observation with deduction, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, who wrote Don Quixote, a great novel, where realism and idealism are brought together.


New inventions and technologies were created during the Scientific
Revolution such as a diagram of the Heliocentric solar system. Latitude and longitude
were new. Telescopes, binoculars, and microscopes were also invented during
the Scientific Revolution. Improved fire arms, and also the steam engine is
starting to be created., Newton's Laws of Motion and Gravity


The economy is very good because the governments of countries are stable which helps increase trade which benefits the economy, new inventions boost the economy because other countries want them and are willing to pay high prices for them, inflation is down because no major wars are being fought and trade is favorable. Many new inventions were created that allowed people to analyze and discover the universe and its laws, new ways of studying and analyzing things were created, (like inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, and empiricism)


Society as a whole is greatly unaffected as a whole at first, the rich have a different outlook on society and life because the very foundations of their beliefs have been destroyed, people have a greater knowledge of how the universe works, society was better as a whole because science was created that started to help work on society's problems Sadly it also brought the decline in belief in witch craft. Also it brought a sense of social progress to Europe.


People's religion is shaken up very much, many intellectuals become deists, some continue to be devout. The Church's political and religious power is greatly diminished, the Church tried to threaten the scientists of the scientific revolution which eventually led to more resentment toward the Church, some people converted to other religions because of the Catholic church's falseness The Scientific Revolution had huge impact on Religion because now that they could examine things and rule out some ideas because there was no supporting facts of it the religions were affected.