3.3.4: The Scientific Revolution

The Scientific Revolution was an unprecedented blossoming of scientific awareness. Or maybe that’s just what we have been led to believe. Dig deeper into the story, presented by Crash Course, about the changes in the scientific mosaic that occurred during this period, especially in astronomy.
Guiding Questions:

  • Recall the study of how history is remembered, historiography? Go back to learning material 1.3.4. How did storytelling, research, and argumentation converge to craft the modern history of the Scientific Revolution?
  • How could the story of the “Scientific Revolution” have been told differently?

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Thumbnail: Voyager 1’s view of Solar System (artist’s impression). Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI). CC BY 4.0.