The Revolution in Scientific Thinking

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The period between 1300 and 1600 was a time of great change in Europe. The Renaissance and many religious reformations occurred, along with many arts that transformed people’s views of the world, causing people to ask new questions. While many revolutions were taking place, another was being introduced. They called it, “The Scientific Revolution,” and it wasn’t just an ordinary revolution, it was unique because it brought a diverse new age, an age that would permanently change the way we see things in the physical world we live in.

It all started with a debate between the geocentric and heliocentric theories, and later lead to a scientific field, now known as Astronomy. Outer space research was a large field when scientific research first begun; it allowed us to see beyond the world we live in by examining the stars, moons, planets, and the galaxies. The reason the geocentric theory began to be questioned was because it didn’t show clear evidence to explain many movements of the sun, moon, stars, and the planets. This idea was brought from Nicolaus Copernicus, and he was the one to claim the earth along with the other planets revolved around the sun in a heliocentric manner. However, his evidence still did not prove his theory was true. Until decades after his death, scientists began to research his book he left behind unpublished, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies. A century and a half later, another heliocentric believer came along, a Danish Astronomer called Tycho Brahe. Brahe recorded the fascinating movements of the planets and produced tons of data based on his observations. Sadly, he did not live long enough to prove his theories correct. It was left to an assistant of his to make mathematical sense of them, and h...

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...lked about astronomy, the scientific method, and the laws of gravity in which they all accumulate to the scientific revolution. Four hundred years have passed and you can only imagine how much science has been discovered since then and how much more will be discovered in the future! The scientific revolution allows us to expand the way we see the world and understand how it functions. Looking back we can see how much has derived from it such as medicines, scientific instruments, biology, chemistry, computer engineering, astronauts, chemical formulas, and so much more! As we look at the world and all the science there is to discover, it all comes down to gods clock and how we use the scientific method to getting closer to the answers every day.

Work Cited

Mcnally, Rand. World History: Patterns of Interaction. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2009. Print.
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