Just the Facts: Scientific Revolution: Part II
Scholars from the University of California, Los Angeles, and California Lutheran University share their insights.
<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]-->Europe experienced one of the most remarkable periods in history roughly between 1550 and 1700, when three of history's most important events were occurring simultaneously: the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Scientific Revolution. The three closely connected movements had a profound impact on Western society, and the Scientific Revolution led eventually to the Industrial Revolution. Worldwide exploration, which preceded The Scientific Revolution by half a century, also contributed to the insatiable desire to know more about our world and the universe.
<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]-->Part II of The Scientific Revolution explores the latter half of this movement and the gradual acceptance of scientific truth. This fascinating period of history chronicles European society's emergence from church domination that demanded the Bible be taken literally. During the latter part of the Scientific Revolution, the church lost its grip on society, and the new science flourished.
<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]-->The video introduces the pioneers of science who gave the world a better understanding of nature, the universe, and the human body. Some of the great minds discussed include Johannes Kepler, known for formulating and verifying the laws of planetary motion; Rene Descartes, one of the greatest natural philosophers; Robert Boyle, The Father of Chemistry; Christian Huygens, a brilliant astronomer; and Sir Isaac Newton, considered by many scholars to be the most important of the great thinkers of the Scientific Revolution.
<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]-->Other world history titles in the Just the Facts Learning Series™ include: Ancient Rome, The Middle Ages, The Renaissance, The Age of Discovery, The Reformation, The Colonization of North America series, The Scientific Revolution--Part I, The Age of Enlightenment, and The Industrial Revolution