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Science & the Renaissance

             In addition to a religious revolution, during the Renaissance, a scientific revolution was also beginning to flourish and expand. This new scientific revolution was significant in that it took away many of the old ideas of supernatural power and fate and replaced them with revolutionary discoveries. Those first revolutionary discoveries were the ones that gave a start to the modern knowledge we have in our present day. Numerous assumptions and theories about the universe and the human body were changed when innovative discoveries by people such as Johanis Kepler and Issac Newton were made. More focus was put on logic and fact, using science and math to explain things, rather then referring to God and the supernatural and uncontrollable. .
             Issac Newton made significant discoveries such as: ascertaining that the planets revolved around the sun; also his gravitational laws and his laws of motion allowed a better understanding of the universe. Human body discoveries such as the flow of blood through the heart were made and therefore allowed scientists to discover why and how the heart beats. These discoveries did not only reveal how the body functions, yet it gave people a better comprehension of death and diseases that were previously blamed on superstitious occurrences. .
             Along with the other revolutions that were taking place, a technological revolution was also incited. At first, many ordinary changes and advances occurred, the development of a more advanced plow, led to more beneficial agricultural changes that helped the production of crops. The discovery of crude oil led to the profound invention of kerosene, which in turn led to the invention of the lamp; also in the future, the demand for kerosene focused an opening of an oil industry, thus, helping further the economy. The development of gunpowder created military advancements. Explorers such as Christopher Columbus, with the compass found that the world, in actuality, was round, and not flat.

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