Nicolaus Copernicus was born February 19, 1473, Toruń, Royal Prussia, Poland. He came from a family of merchant and was the youngest of four children. Throughout his life he made many accomplishments such as being the leading physician in Warmia and proposing the heliocentric theory. When he put his theory out there, it was seen as going against the church.
I wonder what would happen to this flower if I dyed the water. There should be a method for asking questions, cunducting experiments, and coming up with a conclusion...
Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564, in Pisa, Italy. He grew up in a family of 7, where he was the oldest son of 5 kids. Galileo was an Italian natural philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician. He made discoveries about music with his father and backed up Copernicus's Heliocentric theory. Doing this upset the church and they put him under house arrest in his later life. He was also publicly humiliated and excommunicated from the church.
Science and the Church
You are to be put under house arrest and excommunicated due to insane accusations against the churches teachings!
Sir Isaac Newton was born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England on December 25, 1642. He grew up on Woolsthorpe Manor. As he got older, Sir Isaac Newton made many discoveries. Newton's laws of gravity furthered the laws of motion, and continued to challenge old theories. He created the three laws of motion, the law of gravity, he found out that white light is made up of all the colors in a rainbow, etc
Francis Bacon was born January 22, 1561, York House, London, England. He grew up with 7 siblings in a house where he raised to be a lord keeper. Throughout his life he worked at different places, like and inn for example, and tried different things but they didn't necessarily stick. Then, he created the scientific method which was put forward in Bacon's book Novum Organum (1620), or 'New Method', and was supposed to replace the methods put forward in Aristotle's Organon.
The church and science focus on exact opposite things. Everything that these men believe in contradicts the church's beliefs. At this point in time, the church held the power, so when they were unhappy, they would excommunicate people, put them on house arrest, or torture them.
Without The scientific revolution and the people above, we would not have a lot of the modern technology or ideas that we do now. They stood up against the church and changed the way people view the world. We wouldn't have a lot of things and even if we did, somebody would have figured it all out a lot later and the world would be so different from what it is now.
Without the scientific revolution, my science project would be very different!