Scientific Revolution Research Paper

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Scholars today have long debated about whether or not there was a Scientific Revolution during the 15th and 17th century. Political revolutions are easy to identify, due to actual events that occurred, which often identify as life altering events, such as change of regimes. However, social, cultural and intellectual revolutions on the other hand are more difficult to identify. They are often slower, and less momentous, but their impact on society are far greater than any political uprising. One of these revolutions that is harder to identify is the Scientific Revolution. The debate on when it started, where, and who participated in the Revolution are questions that are still being asked today. The Scientific Revolution was a time brought up …show more content…
Early modern European natural philosophers believed that the Earth lay motionless at the center of the earth. They sought to understand the natural changes of the earth and the sky and came up with different theories and arguments which were inherited from the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle. Nicholas Copernicus came along who was an astronomer who believed in the heliocentric model, stating that the earth revolved around the sun, which was against traditional church beliefs. He said that he debated for a long time whether of not to publish his works where he wrote to prove the earth’s motionless because so many people had admired philosophers work form the past, and he didn’t want to be ridiculed and scolded for going against these philosophies. When you talk about men like Copernicus, Aristotle and Ptolemy, there is a tendency to see science and religion as opposed and incompatible when you look at understanding the world. During this time, these scientists couldn’t agree on methods, assumptions and principles, where no one could get an incontrovertible result. Even during the Copernican theory, it was a time that was opposed on religious …show more content…
Without the ideas that had been built upon from scientists beforehand, the advancements that were made wouldn’t be in existence today. It’s important to look at work from people in the past, and most scientists during this time were reliant upon ideas from their contemporaries which allowed them to move forward with their studies. There are so many achievements during this time period that aren’t mentioned and may not have been discovered. The revolution has profoundly influenced the patterns of individual and scientific thought. Even today, we still build upon beliefs and theories from the past. The rise of this Scientific Revolution is partly responsible for the modern world we live in

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