The Scientific Revolution In Hugh Kearney's Science And Change?

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For centuries in the Middle Ages there have been little changes to the scientific knowledge, and the Catholic Church had adopted a system of beliefs that is based on the teachings of the Romans which it had successfully incorporated into their religious doctrine. During this period of time only few scientific inquiries and experimentations were conducted. However, the Renaissance shaped the western societies’ doctrinal passivity entirely. In the early modern period, there was a fundamental change to the understanding of scientific knowledge, which helped in the process of transforming natural philosophy and alchemy to science. The author Hugh Kearney discusses this important transition period of so called “The Scientific Revolution” throughout his book “Science and Change …show more content…
All three traditions had their roots in ancient Greek philosophy. The famous Scientific Revolution was to be a revolt against the establishment of scholasticism, turning faith in the empirical research over the ancient authorities . Organic tradition is the origin where our modern biology is derived from, with the focus on the study of living organisms. Hugh Kearney briefly talked about the Greek philosophers of Aristotle’s philosophy and his empirical observation, and Galen’s anatomical and medical work. The abstract philosophical concepts were the origin of organic tradition which further enhanced by William Harvey, the “discoverer of the circulation of blood”. The idea of empiricism taught people to rely on hard, concrete and sensible evidence which opens up the minds of young in rival against the religion theorists. The book fast forward few centuries into the

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