How Did The Scientific Revolution Influence Western Civilization

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History has affected the way all of us are living our lives right now to this day. It has led to new concepts that people have adopted, new technology, and new ideas that have evolved throughout time. Early modern Europe and the scientific revolution have contributed to the development of these conditions. Events that support these conditions are the Inquisition and Galileo, Thomas Hobbes and his theory of the state of nature, and art from artists like Vermeer. Each of the previously mentioned events has brought about great advancements influencing Western civilization. The first topic of interest is the Inquisition and Galileo. The Inquisition was a branch of the Catholic Church that was responsible for finding heresy among the communities and eliminating it completely. Torture was a tool thought necessary at the time to push for confessions of heresy. Any beliefs or opinions that went against Catholic religious beliefs were considered heresy. Galileo was an Italian astronomer who was tried for heresy. That happened because he was a supporter of Nicolaus Copernicus and his theory of a heliocentric solar system. This went against Christian …show more content…
Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch painter who was able to produce products of such quality. He was able to paint photographic like paintings that depicted what wealthy business men desired. He was poor his whole life despite being a great painter, but he personally kept his best painting as a showpiece to potential buyers. This piece is known as The Art of Painting. The painting is influential because it is inviting to the viewer, is photographic like, and it contains a woman who is known to be the muse of history. It depicts Vermeer himself dressed prestigiously in a adequate art studio performing a portrait of the muse who wears a crown and holds a trumpet and

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