The Events That Changed European Life Happened During The 16th And 17th Centuries

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Three principal events that completely changed European life happened during the 16th and 17th centuries, including the Scientific Revolution. Another was the Protestant Reformation created long-lasting turmoil and devastating religious wars when Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the church doors. European expeditions of the new world led explorers to learn and encounter about new people and environments. These events caused many great European minds to question many things that were just accepted facts put forth by the church. Scientists of the time adopted a rigorous new goal set by Francis Bacon, an English philosopher of science: “that human life be endowed with new discoveries and powers.” (Doc. 4). They were influenced by a habitat made by the collusion of classes and people to create a new standard of life and science, political philosophers, and the vexation of the church, which denounced the exploration of new knowledge. During the Scientific Revolution, the scientists’ requirement of patronage and support from the rich and influential shaped the discoveries that were made. This relationship is shown through a letter written by Marin Messene, a French monk, to his patron: “If you object to anything, I am ready to remove it entirely…. Whatever may be, the whole thing is up to you.” (doc. 5). Marin is saying that he is willing to not publish any records that his patron disagrees with, but all the results are true and are the same as…

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