Project 7

Project 7

Published on 18 May 2023
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Transcript
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HOW DID THE COPERNICAN REVOLUTION CHANGED THE WORLD?
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When Copernicus replaced the Earth with the Sun at the center of the universe, it changed the role of astronomy in society. A lot of the resistance to Copernicus' theory came not only from within the scientific community but also a result of the social implications of a heliocentric universe.
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HOW DID THE COPERNICAN REVOLUTION INFLUENCED THE SOCIETY?
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It's not a stretch to say the Copernican revolution fundamentally changed the way we think about our place in the universe. In antiquity people believed the Earth was the centre of the solar system and the universe, whereas now we know we are on just one of many planets orbiting the sun.
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Also, the change in perspective of the Copernican revolution brought about groundbreaking shifts to the human conception of the cosmos and of humanness itself.
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Lastly, this Scientific Revolution influenced the development of the Enlightenment values of individualism because it demonstrated the power of the human mind. The ability of scientists to come to their own conclusions rather than deferring to instilled authority confirmed the capabilities and worth of the individual.