The Importance Of The Scientific Revolution

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The scientific revolution changed culture and society as a whole. The medieval times philosopher’s ideas were centered around religion and superstition. The scientific revolution philosophers were centered around empiricism and skepticism. The renaissance laid the foundation for the scientific revolution. The world needed this change because with the new aspects and innovation that the renaissance brought, lots of cultural norms had to be broken. Through inventions and discoveries the knowledge of the average person was raised, the church lost its hold over Europe, and political and economic systems changed.
With the invention of the printing press, more people were literate through reading their bibles creating more people who would not blindly
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Before the scientific revolution and the renaissance, the church overlooked every aspect of everyday life. After these events, the church lost its grip on official affairs and soon lost its importance to the world. New experimentations and observations by Johannes Kepler, a mathematician, and Nicholas Copernicus, a mathematician and astronomer, contradicted Ptolemy and the church 's view. It was believed that either a divine force controlled everything or the elements: earth, water, air, and fire. When Sir Isaac Newton discovered the 3 laws of motion, the church was yet again wrong. This caused many people to start wondering what else the church might be wrong about, compelling society to look at things from a more scientific point of view and not blindly accept what authority had to …show more content…
People became aware that experiences shaped us and we were not born to be peasant and noble. This change of thinking was revolutionary because it completely changes the social pyramid. Lords, kings, peasants, and serfs will no longer believe that they were born in that social class because they belonged their. This new thinking will shake the feudal system to its roots. The scientific revolution lead to the enlightenment which took views and discoveries from the scientific revolution and applied them to make rational forms of government. With the emphasis on the individual which was present at this time, people wanted to be governed more democratically.

Tools, values, recreation, and knowledge are all aspects of culture that the scientific revolution impacted. Lots of scientific tools were designed in order to make accurate observations. The thermostat, microscope, and more accurate telescopes were more commonly used among scientists. Societies recreational activities changed from reading classic literature to designing experiments and observing nature. Value in society started depending less on what class one is in and depending more on personal accomplishments. Morals are starting to be more individual instead of being determined on what the church

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