The Scientific Revolution

Nuri B. 3rd

What was the change?

From 1550 to 1700, Europe went through a Scientific Revolution when new ideas in physics, astronomy, biology, and anatomy. It was a change in the way people viewed the natural world.

This picture shows several inventions that are related to the Scientific Revolution.

Who were the people associated with the change?

How did the change impact society at the time?

Scholars began to challenge traditional authorities and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church on science. New thoughts on science led to conflict in that times society. Most scientist did not want to challenge the role of the church. At first the church feared the alternate beliefs, but they began to embrace some of the achievements of the Scientific Revolution.

This picture shows an inventor sitting in front of the church's board.

Conflict between inventors and the Roman Catholic Church.

This picture shows an inventor thinking about the surface of the moon (space), while the Pope is thinking about hitting the inventor on the head with his own telescope. This is because the Pope does not agree with his theory, because it contradicts the churches belief on science.

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

The Scientific Revolution paved the way for new scientist. We use the scientist methods from that time today in our society. People today focus on scientist theories to describe why things happen in the world, not religion. We use these ideas in today's physics, astronomy, biology, and anatomy. It is known as the foundation and origin of modern science. It led to the creation to almost most of today's inventions, and even modern medicine.

This picture shows several inventors that came after the first inventors using their teaching to help them discover and create new things.