The Scientific Revolution: The Advancements Of The Scientific Revolution

analytical Essay
952 words
952 words

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 …show more content…

Since Galileo was an astronomer, he too most likely saw the movement of the star’s placement in the sky as did Copernicus. However due to his support, Galileo was subject to great scrutiny. The introduction states “Galileo was forced to abjure his scientific findings and was sentenced to perpetual house arrest. His books were burned.” (p.191). This action taken by the church shows how the further discoveries made by Galileo incited fear because it went against some of their teachings. Fortunately, his trial became the platform in which his work was saved and circulated throughout Europe, which sure helped him gain supporters, inducing more revolutionary changes in thinking. However, the reason Galileo finding generated more acceptance was not only due to the punishment by the church. In actuality, I think he gained more support because he created an instrument to help him better see and understand the spheres of the world. Although the idea of this instrument was not fully one of his own, he did manage to make one in which he says he “perceived objects satisfactorily large and near, for they appeared three times closer and nine rimes larger than seen with the naked eye” (p.192). Yet, his work did not end there. “It would be superfluous to enumerate the number and the importance of the advantages of such an instrument… I observed often with wondering delight both the planets and the fixed stars …I began to seek (and eventually found) a method by which I might measure their distances apart” (p.192). Actions such as these are why I believe people began to change and believe in a heliocentric system because they were supplied with plausible

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how the discoveries of the scientific revolution led to a shift in the general order of what can and cannot be accepted.
  • Explains that copernicus' discovery of a heliocentric solar system, which contradicted aristotle's geocentric theory, was bound to spark controversy.
  • Explains that galileo galieli supported the theory of copernicus, but was subjected to great scrutiny by the church. his trial became the platform in which his work was saved and circulated throughout europe.
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