The scientific revolution took place between 1500-1700 because new ideas were beginning to sprout out of the suppressing dirt of European nations such as the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, and France. These ideas often were explained to bring about the presence of God in the church, but the ideas also went against the church for being contradictory to the bible (Doc. 2). Scientists were often men that were inspired in a society by the scientists that had come before them, and scientists were also compelled by the political struggles that were stalled between European nations. Even though the minds of scientists were taught by the Church, scientists were economically supported by a society, and their work may have been in response to political occurrences; these forces should have been equally condemned for also being factors that condemned scientists for coming up with ideas that were far too complex and intelligent for populations in the nations of Europe to understand.
John Calvin claimed that the art of science “unfolds the admirable wisdom of God” (Doc. 8). Science that proves new stars new planets such as the work of Haley and Galileo was seen to shape the great power of God; however, if the ideas that go against any rule of the bible will be condemned even if the experiments were proven repeatedly (Doc. 5). As a prime example, Capirnucus idealized the model of a heliocentric solar system that is proven true today. Galileo was the scientist that came to fully prove Heliocentricism to the church, but the church condemned Galileo and the idea. Heliocentricism is equally of value as the mountains on the moon, but because geogentricism is taught by the Bible, the ideas of these advanced minds were not praised but rather shot down and misrepresented. Copernicus dedicated his work to the church and asked that the value of his mind and capacity be represented by the Catholic church (Doc 1). Later, it would be found that these true ideas would be devalued. The Church was a guiding power in the scientific revolution; however, it is not acceptable for it to be inflexible in its acceptance of newly proven ideas.
The societies within European nations in the 1500’s were dominated by educated men, the church, and monarchs. Therefore, women’s ideas had little chance of being recognized. Philosopher Margaret Cavenish wrote that “For though the Muses and the Graces and the Sciences were all of female gender, yet they were more esteemed in former ages than they are now.” Societies in Greece once praised woman’s ideas because of their ideologies’ effects on society. In the middle ages and the in the Scientific Revolution even, women’s ideas could not have a chance with men’s because it was not taught or accepted in society that woman could be educated. Human life is given to approach new ideas and scientific knowledge (Doc. 4). Many scientists and philosophers were catalyzing such occurrences in the scientific revolution. Philosphers such as Francis Bacon were teaching that humans know nothing and that everything must be proven through experiment; this gives way to the idea that society is not as smart and advanced as it is going to be. Truth is found with the understanding from man to man; therefore, society should have had great devotion towards philosophers and scientists that were coming up with these more true and modernized ideas.
With the upcoming monarchs, long-going wars, and political movements in the 1500-1700’s, science and philosophy were wanted to aid the superiority of a nation. Navigation was helped by Galileo, Kepler, and Brahe with their observations of the stars and space, for example. All scientific ideas could be helpful in advancing a political stature; however, as Thomas Hobbes onces explained, the ideas of geometry are are not considered powerful against the sword, because politicians could care less about the angles of a angles of a triangle without understanding its importance (Doc. 7). New ideas of thinking catalyzed movement of trade, the advancements of artiliary, and the greatness of the King. When Louix XIV came to French Royal Acedamy, he stuck out as a monarch compared to a
Everything about science and thinking as also about a society’s power, but these new ideas could not be fully recognized if the powers of a church, a human, and a political stander condemned them first.