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Sceintific Revoluyion Essay

  • Submitted by: skele
  • on December 5, 2011
  • Category: History
  • Length: 519 words

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The scientific revolution is described to be the era between the 16th and the 17th century in which the new knowledge shaped the thinking of the people about nature towards a more scientific and rational ideas. It is described to be the period where the foundations of the modern science were established. Francis Bacon being one of the contributors of the scientific revolution was a famous English essayist, lawyer, philosopher and statesman. He was born in London in 1561 and died in 1626 and has also been popularly accounted as the father of modern science and its method. I completely disagree with the statement as Francis Bacon could have been one of the definite contributors to the scientific revolution but definitely not the father.
If we look at the revolution in detail it is described to be the period beginning with Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543) and ending with Isaac Newton (1642-1727). The revolution started with the idea of Heliocentrism which stated that the sun was the centre of the solar system. Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) one of the famous scientists gathered mathematical and scientific evidence to support Copernicus’s theory of a heliocentric universe and Galileo openly supported Copernicus idea and used math and science to disprove the church’s belief. The statement being that Francis was the “Father” of the scientific revolution is completely false as the idea of a heliocentric universe was introduced even before he was born and there was no significant achievement of Francis Bacon that is recognized today which would have helped prove the theory.
Some other huge contributions included the theory of inertia which is the tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion and Newton’s three laws of motion. These principles/theories made the world which is today; they ignited the thinking of people and made countless contributions to the understanding of the movement things around us. Newton was simply a genius; it is also possible to say that...

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  • Submitted by: skele
  • on December 5, 2011
  • Category: History
  • Length: 519 words
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