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Global Studies

Scientific Revolution (1500s-1600s)

Scientific Revolution science and reason (logic) used to explain how the world worked. People no longer turned ONLY to the Bible and the Catholic Church for answers.
Copernicus astronomer - Heliocentric Theory = planets revolve around the SUN
Galileo Galilei astronomer - proved Copernicus correct; put on trial by the Catholic Church because his ideas went AGAINST the Church's teachings
Sir Isaac Newton developed calculus and the theory of GRAVITY
Johannes Kepler discovered HOW planets move
Descartes mathematician, scientist and philosopher
Effects of Scientific Revolution 1) spread new ideas throughout Europe 2) challenged authority (power) of Catholic Church 3) led to the Enlightenment
Created by: dawn_pierson