The Discoveries Of The Scientific Revolution

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Science gave more to life than just understanding how the world works. The discoveries of the scientific revolution proposed great questions as to the truth of what was being taught religiously and academically. The advancements made during the revolution did great good in regards to initiating a more logical approach to explaining daily excursion and events in human life and in nature. Science also created a shift in the general order of what can and cannot be accepted. What was once understood in religion and social system as just a phenomenon that occurred without a connection or correlation to something else had changed. The people of the 17th century soon learned that there was generally a cause and effect in everything, and that certain occurrences weren’t as spontaneous as they once thought. Sciences also became revolutionary in how people think, regenerating self and human awareness which can be termed as philosophy, in addition to other subjects that also grew praise and interest from people during that time. I will use this paper to discuss how the discoveries of certain influential men set the basis for all that we know and learn in modern science, and how their discoveries “revolutionized” the 17th century. Nicolaus Copernicus’ discovery of a heliocentric solar system, which contradicted that of Aristotle’s geocentric theory, was bound to spark controversy. Copernicus states “as soon as certain people learn that in these books of mine which I have written about the revolution of the spheres of the world… they will immediately shout to have me and my opinion hooted off the stage” (p.183). With these foreseen criticisms, Copernicus still decided to present his finding to the world. The two reasons I found were motivati... ... middle of paper ... ... It is because of this that the two men I chose to include in my essay made such a great change in the world. Not only did they present new information, but they supported it with reason and logic, the debunked invalid information, and presented creditable work that could leave speechless almost any detractors in their time. The reason s I think science was revolutionary was because in comparison religion where people worship a God of whom they cannot see but only have faith in, science gave them reality. Many of those who agreed with the scientific discoveries did believe in god. But, the reason these people believed in these discoveries was because it was something they could grasp easily and see in front of their eyes. In the 17th century science changed religion and math, influenced logic and reason, and furthered philosophy, which is why is was so revolutionary.
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