Scientific Revolution

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Scientific Revolution

What is now known as modern science emerged during the scientific revolution following developments in mathematics, physics, astronomy, biology and chemistry. The revolution transformed views of society and nature. The scientific revolution began in Europe towards the end of the Renaissance period and continued through the late 18th century, influencing the intellectual social movement known as the Enlightenment. While its dates are disputed, the publication in 1543 of Nicolaus Copernicus‘s De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) is often cited as marking the beginning of the scientific revolution.

A first phase of the revolution, focused on the recovery of the knowledge of the ancients, can be described as the Scientific Renaissance and is considered to have ended in 1632 with publication of Galileo‘s (pictured) Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems.

The scientific revolution was founded on the context of Judeo-Christian principles coinciding with the emergence of the protestant reformation. Nearly every major scientific disciple was founded and established by a scientist ascribing to Judeo-Christian principles.

The names, birth dates, nation of birth, notable achievements and awards, and statements reflective of the scientific revolutionaries Judeo-Christian foundation are posted in the following pages. Listed by date of birth, these include –


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Darwin, Then and Now is a journey through the most amazing story in the history of science - the history of evolution. The book encapsulates who Darwin was, what he said, and what scientists have discovered since the publication of The Origin of Species in 1859.

With over 1,000 references, Darwin Then and Now is a historical chronicle of the rise and fall of the once popular theory of biological evolution.