Scientific Revolution

By Jonathan Hernandez

What was the change?

The scientific revolution was a change in the world of how it viewed the Earth and what it thought of it. During the middle ages, people believed in a theory in which the Earth is the center of the universe and that the planets and sun moved in elliptical orbits. This was known as the geocentric theory. However, later on, Nicolaus Copernicus proposed the heliocentric theory. This theory explained that the sun was at the center of the universe and that the planets revolved the sun saying that the geocentric theory was not true.

Who were the people associated with the change?

How did the change impact society at the time?

After Nicolaus Copernicus proposed the heliocentric model, religious leaders of the catholic and protestant churches became furious with his work. For several hundreds of years, they had always believed that the Earth was the center of the universe. They have always been taught that the Earth was the center of everything. Therefore, the new theory interfered with their beliefs and angered them.

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

It has helped the world discover many things on earth and outer space. Because of Kepler, Galileo, and Isaac Newton, they all helped prove that Copernicus's theory is true.