The commonly conceived notion about the scientific revolution is pretty simple. During the sixteenth and seventeenth century are group of scientists developed a plethora of scientific laws that helped shape how humans view the world in today’s time. Kids have been learning this simple fact since grade school.  However, the idea that the scientific revolution is the proper terminology to depict this time period can be argued. I believe that the commonly conceived scientific revolution has some flaws in being that not all of these men were “scientists” and that depicting only this allotted time period as the scientific revolution is a little drastic.

In Steven Shapin’s “The Scientific Revolution” he states that Copernicus along with many other are “natural philosophers”. I believe that his depictions is correct in not calling them just scientists. These men questioned natural aspects of the world around them and verified their hypothesis through observation. Many of these men theorized that maybe the world is not what is was set out to be. Their “hunches”, in many cases, were deemed valid and thus created the Scientific Revolution. So many new revolutionary ideas were born during this period that left  a huge imprint in history that people had no choice to but to call this time period the Scientific Revolution to this date.

I also believe that by depicting this time period as the Scientific Revolution discredits many other key scientific periods in history. Science has been around since the dawn of man. There are many other time periods where the laws of nature have been rewritten and changed the way people view the world. This rewrites continue on to this day, so instead of designated one period, I believe that as a human society were are constantly in a scientific revolution. Everyday new laws are being challenged the impossible becomes the possible. However, to this day many people look specifically back at the sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe as THE Scientific Revolution. This is what students are being talk and to this day this has become common knowledge.