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The Scientific Revolution

Post  Sarah Marti Roy on Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:25 pm

The Scientific Revolution contained many different minds and ideas that we now study in school because this sparked a whole new perspective of how people viewed themselves and their world around them. Many ideas of alchemy, astrology, and religious dogma filled peoples minds, this caused religious clashes that changed the idea or religion for many people with the Geocentric vs the Heliocentric models of our universe. The only reason scientists were able to prove their hypothesis right were with the new technology that had arose in that time. Lastly, with Descartes’ rationalism people could see what was true and what wasn’t and that could have lead to Newton’s Laws of Motion.

The Geocentric model stated that planets and the sun rotated around the Earth. Earth was the center of the universe, which we now know that it isn’t true. The Roman Catholic Church and their beliefs clashed with this idea so they did everything in their power to stop these ideas from spreading. However, like the saying, “All truth reveals at the end of the day”, Copernicus, the genius who developed and proved his hypothesis right, declared his statements of the Heliocentric model on his deathbed. His followers such as Galileo were imprisoned to help Copernicus disseminate his discovery. The Heliocentric model says that the Earth rotates around the sun, just like all the planets in our galaxy.

The only way Copernicus could have ever tried to prove his hypothesis of the Heliocentric model was with the new technologies that arose in that time. Simple tools like a telescope helped Copernicus prove the Geocentric model wrong and gain followers such as Galileo. This triggered new technological inventions all around the world.

Descartes’s rationalism helped people know what was true and what wasn’t. He would state a fact then ask why it true then ask why to the response until only truth could be spoken. Only knowledge that we know for sure could be used not hypothesis that haven’t been proven. This helped people base themselves on what they know and open their minds to what they didn’t know. This technique gave rise to Newton’s Laws of Motion.

My life today would be completely different than what it is, if the Scientific Revolution had never happened. Why? The Scientific Revolution gave spark to the whole world of technology and nowadays, these coming generations including some of the past generations, are and where, all based on technology. Not only that, we know a lot more about the planet we live on, based on the discovery of the Heliocentric model, millions and millions of experiments and hypothesis and ideas have been created to try and figure out more about our galaxy. Descartes’ rationalism gave birth the one of the most important laws we use. I would say that if the Scientific Revolution never happened, the human species would be in an entire different state.
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Post  CicelyS on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:28 am

The Scientific Revolution was a very important time for mankind. Without the revolution, no one can know where we would be in terms of knowledge. Due to the Scientific Revolution, we know much more information than before. This alone is an understatement. This revolution was a very significant time in our history and without it, we wouldn't have the influence to keep on discovering even after the revolution ended.
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Post  Alicia M. on Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:26 pm

This is a very good post sarah! I would like to add that Isaac Newtons was a very important man. He invented the three laws of motions, which help us understand how the universe and gravity works. The Scientific Revolution was a time with violent changes in political institutions, leadership, and mindsets. Without all of these discoveries, our knowledge and way of thinking would be way different and not necessarily in a good way.
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Post  Gloria H. on Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:55 pm

who was the person who invent red math or physics?
isnt newton?

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