A new idea can completely transform society, take Benjamin Franklin's discovery of electricity for example. He had an idea, tested it, shared it, and now because of it we have all sorts of electrical appliances from hair tools to wind turbines. We can produce waste free energy, and live comfortable and convenient life styles. One idea changed the whole world. Ideas spread fast, often through trade, conquest, etc.
What are the risks of accepting a new/different idea?
There are many risks of accepting a new/different idea, but one of the main ones is risking being seen as crazy or unusual. and having to learn to be okay with that. Not every new idea is accepted at first and many risks come with that.
How is the Scientific Revolution a change in both science and thought?
While new sciences are being discovered (i.e. gravity, chemistry, radioactivity, etc), this is not all, the revolution has brought a change in thought as well. People have become more open to these new ideas, and many peoples personal beliefs are changing right along with science.
How is the Scientific Revolution a continuation of Renaissance thinking?
The Scientific Revolution is a continuation of Renaissance thinking because many people are seeking out new ideas and believe that there is more to discover, much like during the Renaissance. People not only are discovering new ideas and sciences but also accepting them. Many people's minds are open to change.