The Scientific Revolution around the 16th and 17th century changed the path of Science starting with Nicholas Copernicus belief in a heliocentric cosmos. This view that the earth moved around went against popular belief but sparked a string of complex discoveries that set the new standard for Scientific truth. Copernicus’ discovery led to advanced and more exact discoveries of the cosmos by in regards to the motion of the galaxy. All of the work by scientists like Tycho Bache, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, and Rene Descartes led to Issac Newton connecting the Universe by a standard set of universal rules.

Newton’s laws marked a change from qualitative thought to the quantitative fact that still impacts science today. The world was no longer the cosmos and land, but a fortified universe. This quantitative thought was necessary for the advancement of Science and Technology. The Scientific Revolution started the switch between philosophical thought and understanding nature. Nature as humans knew it was challenged. God was always the center of the universe, but with the new scientific discoveries, people started to wonder. People wanted to know answers behind the nature we live in. The Scientific Revolution Sparked human’s desire to continually push the envelope on logic and discover new truths.

In today’s society, science and technology dominate the landscape. Everyone is challenged to discover new limits for technology and science. Professionals in their respective fields urge to leave legacies like Newton and Copernicus. In many regards, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are influenced by this Scientific Revolution. Like those Scientists of the time, they pushed against popular beliefs to make advancements like the computer and iPhone. The corresponding legacies of the Scientific Revolution cannot be understated. Human knowing was forever changed and with the mechanical mindset developed we have been able to progress throughout time. So while the Scientific Revolution sparked new truths in the 16th century, society still feels the influence of pushing to new realities in technology and science today.