The Scientific Revolution

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Centuries ago, a dominant worldview was followed by most of the population. The medieval worldview mainly assured that anything wrote on the bible was undeniable, the world was created in six days, earth is the center of the earth, basically they, in contrast with most of the people nowadays, didn’t seek for any responses to their questions, to their doubts, the only truthful and correct answer was “because god did it”, “because god said so”; “Even in the high Middle Ages, Europeans believed that the center of all truth and experience was in God” (reader, the scientific revolution, pg. 2). However, this was about to suffer a drastic change. In the 16th century, this drastic change took place, mainly in science, philosophy and politics. With new discoveries in science, the scientists began to reveal and doubts began to disappear as new discoveries happened, Islam was a great contributor to all of these discoveries. Evolution doctrines were being challenged, to the point that the new doctrines were much more credible. The scientific revolution was a main cause in terms of the growth of secularism in Europe back days. In this revolution writing and discoveries of Scientists like Nicolas Copernicus, Galileo Galilei and Isaac newton led to a new understanding of the universe, a different world view, which went from interpreting God as a first cause, to a an age of reason, in which we live right now. Some of the most important scientific breakthroughs in history came through experimentation and analysis of these scientists.
In medieval Europe it was generally accepted that the Earth lay at the center of the universe and that the sun, planets and stars orbited around it, and all of the planets were like perfect spheres, this was called...

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... their speeds; he assured that the movement can be mathematically described. Such Galileo´s experiments led to people began questioning the ideas of the Church. He disproved many old assumptions made by the Catholic Church during this time, and through his experimentations provoked a reform that resulted in the beginning of secularism. “The Church concluded that his ideas were at variance with both doctrine and Scriptures and demanded, on pain of death, that he recant his views” (The scientific revolution, pg. 6). Regardless of what the church wanted, Galileo insisted that the universe operated as a world machine, everything could be explained out of mathematics, or else, it was wrong. “His revolutionary argument was this: if a physical model did not fit the mathematical properties of the phenomenon, the physical model was wrong” (The scientific revolution, pg. 6).