The Scientific Revolution

Tebrianne Jones

What was the change ?

The Scientific Revolution was a new way of thinking about the natural world. It was the based of cafeful obserration and willingness to question acceepted befliefs.Combiination of discoveries and circumstances led to Scientific Revolution. It was caused by the Renaissance which renewed interest in math,physics, and philosophy. The Geocentric Theory was in the middle ages ,the earth centeted view of the universe in which scholars belived that the earth was an immovable object located at the center of the universe. People belived in it because christianity taught that god had deliberately placed the earth at the center of the universe.

How did the scientific revolution impact European society?

The Scientific Revolution impact the Intellectually, Religiously, and Economically.Intellectually, the Scientific Revolution ushered in a new way of thinking, including the establishment of the Scientific Method. This method, which is actually a three step process ('Stop. Look. Listen'), became crucial to the efforts of intellectuals, European and otherwise, to discover more about the world around them. With these new tools at their disposal, European intellectuals were able to unlock the secrets of the nature, as well as the very universe itself. Among the most notable of the European intellectuals during the Scientific Revolution were Galileo, whose discoveries regarding our solar system still hold true today, and the noted scientist Marquis DeSade, whose studies of autoerotic asphyxiation became relevant to thousands of Europeans. The Scientific Revolution can be said to have definitively improved the lives of all European intellectuals. The religious world, however, was in turmoil. The new focus on science led to discoveries that seemed to contradict the bible, which was held to that point to be the literal word of god. There developed a great schism between followers of science, and those who held to their religious beliefs. During this time of turmoil, several new religious sects gained prominence, including Adventism and Scientology. The Scientific Revolution was a time of trials for many religious Europeans, and forever changed the way western society viewed the idea of an intelligent creator. Economically, many advances were made in Europe during this time. The Scientific Revolution led to the discovery of several technologies that became incredible helpful to the merchant class, including standardized currency, refillable gift cards, and receipt paper. These advancements made it far easier for European citizens to buy and sell products, and even to exchange gifts purchased at fine retail establishments. With more money changing hands between vendors and consumers, wealth began to be redistributed among the populace. In addition, the increases in tax revenues led to additional government expenditures, which in turn increased the quality of life for many European citizens.

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

The most widely influential was an epistemological transformation that we call the scientific revolution. In the popular mind, we associate this revolution with natural science and technological change, but the scientific revolution was, in reality, a series of changes in the structure of European thought itself: systematic doubt, empirical and sensory verification, the abstraction of human knowledge into separate sciences, and the view that the world functions like a machine. These changes greatly changed the human experience of every other aspect of life, from individual life to the life of the group. This modification in world view can also be charted in painting, sculpture and architecture; you can see that people of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are looking at the world very differently.