The Scientific Revolution is known as the era in time during the 16th and 17th century in which new ideas of science and math questioned the legitimacy of religion. Scientists were providing ideas and proofs of those ideas that were too obvious and evident to ignore. But the views and beliefs of the Church were so solidly grounded that when doubted, people of the Church and men of God would treat it as blasphemy, punishable to full extent. Scientists were punished for these acts against the church and trying to replace the truths of the Bible with the accusations of man and what they think to be knowledgeable decisions. People of this time were both enraged and intrigued with the words of these scientists and philosophers, not only because of the reasoning but because of the interest of human nature. The Marxist historian and scientist J. D. Bernal said that “the renaissance enabled a scientific revolution which let scholars look at the world in a different light. Religion, superstition, and fear were replaced by reason and knowledge”. Because people are so different in everyway, the arguments and opinions from each group of people caused major controversy. People fought over this issue when it was first brought upon them and arguments of this kind are still brought up today. To either believe that we were created by chance and coincidence or to believe that we were created by a higher being; a God. Through everything, the Scientific Revolution brought new meaning and new ideas to why we, as humans are the way we are.
Since we wrote our discussions on different topics I obviously learned new things from yours. I thought that you did a very good job and I thought that your post was very interesting. You did a good job writing this post. I thought that part about treating some scientific ideas as blasphemy was very interesting.
Nice post Sterling, i agree with you that the struggle between science and religion continues even today. I hear the controversy of evolution quite regular. Science is all about the proof, and religion about faith. The two will always have controversy between them when looking at certain issues.
I think it will always be a hidden thought in the back of everyones head as to how people were created. How to some people go against their beliefs of being created by God if that’s what they strongly feel, but how can people ignore hard facts and proof that it is possible that people were not created by God, that evolution is real and continues to grow. I find it hard to ignore facts but I also know how important it is to have beliefs and to stick to them.
I learned a lot from your post. The Scientific Revolution was a learning time, they accomplished so many things. I think that it is amazing how at that time they were so devoted to the church and religion but they started thinking that humans were created by scientific things instead of God.
Great post! I particularly liked the last part, relating the era of the Scientific Revolution to today. Because, the scientific revolution helped shape the way the world is today. Without it happened, we would not have all the modern technologies and knowledge we have today. Such as the modern conveniences of a washing machine or television.