The Role Of The Church During The Renaissance

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There was a point in history when people believed anything and everything that the Church believed. This belief was held onto until the Renaissance occurred in the 16th century, originating from Western Europe, mainly in Italy. The Renaissance was a time period that was the rebirth of culture and the entire world. During this time, many people looked back to what the Greeks and Romans were able to achieve while they thrived. Also, people began to practice humanism, which is focusing on what humans have achieved throughout history instead of mainly focusing on an afterlife. In other words, people began to refocus their studies on more secular, or worldly, things of life opposed to mainly focusing on the afterlife of humans. Millions of individuals …show more content…
The Church mainly practiced traditional authority which is the traditional way of thinking that everyone believed in because no one would have ever thought that the Church could possibly be incorrect since all of the Church 's information came from the Holy Bible. During the Middle Ages, many Europeans believed that the Earth was flat and that the Earth was located in the middle of the universe, for the Church supported these ideas and said that they were true. Despite the fact that the Church said that these things were true, they were later on correctly proved wrong by scientists during the Scientific Revolution. People wanted change, so then the Scientific Revolution began in the 16th century and continued on into the 17th century. Three individuals who thrived during the Scientific Revolution and changed the way people think until present day were known as Nicolaus Copernicus, Francis Bacon, and René …show more content…
Francis Bacon was an English philosopher who used his intellect to bring science and philosophy together, creating a . Bacon was born in 1561 and he died in 1626, yet his ideas were very influential to millions of future scientists effected by the findings discovered during the Scientific Revolution. This philosopher created what we know today as the Scientific Method. This method of experimenting became a uniform approach for all scientists, or in other words every scientist will use this method for their research. Philosophy is a very important branch of science because it really focuses on how we think, why we think, and why thinking is so important. The main steps of following the Scientific Method included the use of observation to make hypothesis, using hypothesis to conduct experiments, experimenting the hypothesis to get results, using the results to generate theories or conclusions, and using these theories or conclusions to enhance the knowledge of the scientific world. This contribution changed the way people think today because it is a very organized and compact way of thinking and experimenting. Aside from Francis Bacon 's scientific method and Copernicus ' Heliocentric Model of the Universe, there is also another scientist who made another brilliant discovery that impacted the scientific

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