Scientific Revolution

Salina M. 1st period

What is the Scientific Revolution? What was the change?

The Scientific Revolution was a major change in European thought. It was a new way of thinking about the natural world. The Scientific Revolution changed the way people thought about the physical world around them. In the beginning, they believed in the Ptolemy's geocentric theory which was the Earth being at the orbital center instead of the sun. As time went by, astronomers and mathematicians such as Kepler, Galileo and Copernicus kept studying on this "geocentric theory" and all had similar conclusions. Eventually scholars and astronomers came to their senses and saw that the heliocentric theory was correct unlike the geocentric theory.


The Scientific Revolution first started with the publication of Nicolaus Copernicus' book. This book introduced a new idea of a heliocentric model of the universe. Many people & scholars felt that this way was wrong because it went against the Church and Ptolemy. Some even felt disrespected. This caused lots of commotion between the people that believed either in the heliocentric model or the geocentric model. Even through all that, as the time went by people, scholars, astronomers, mathematicians, etc. finally came to their senses and listened to what others thought about the earth and how everything works and came to conclusions that the Sun is actually centered in the middle instead of the Earth.

Impacts on Society

The Scientific Revolution has impacted us in many ways. The Scientific Revolution completely gave us a new way of thinking, including with the Scientific Method. It also caused for many advances and lots of new discoveries with technology that help us today.