What is the scientific revolution ?

Betsy H. 6th Pd.

What was it ?

The scientific revolution was a new way of thinking about the natural world. This was due to scholars beginning to replace old assumptions with new theories .

Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo & Newton all contributed something worthy to this theory .


Copernicus was a Polish astronomer . He didn't get to publish his work quickly because he studied for 25 years and it took him 43 years .His theory contradicted religious views .


Kepler was a mathmetician . He concluded certain mathematical laws


Galileo was an Italian scientist . he built on to new theories and he built his own telescope.
The church officials did not like him and made him stand trial and have house arrest for the rest of his life.

He discovered that Jupiter has 4 moons , sun has dark spots on it , and that the moon has rough uneven surface .


How did the change impact society at the time ?

This impacted society at that time because people were so religious and used to believing in only God , when these new discoveries came out they got scared and didn't know what to do . So they turned to the church officials and put their worries in their hands . Because at that time these people were very simple and accustomed to what they already had and believed in . They weren't used to people trying to change the world or make new discoveries in things or subjects they didn't really interest in those days .

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

We actually see this a lot in our society today. We see people come up with some what of a theory, try it out, if they fail they make a new one or keep trying until its right. Because even though its been years from the time when these new discoveries came out , people are still afraid of new and things that just don't seem right. So the people who come up with these theories try and try to convince people and reach out to the public.
So its nice to read about these in our text books so we get inspired a little, to keep trying and never give up on what we believe . Even if it means getting house arrest for the rest of your life ( like Galileo ) .