From the middle of the sixteenth century to the start of the eighteenth century, Europe underwent a new worldview due to the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment. This triggered significant alterations in culture and intellectual reasoning. The scientific revolution mainly entailed emphasis on systematic research in the growth of social perspectives regarding nature. On the other hand, the enlightenment era was a period during 18th Europe typified by reason as the source of power and legitimacy of concepts.
The Scientific Revolution brought in fresh understanding to change how individuals perceived specific subjects. Nicolaus Copernicus reversed old religious thoughts and discovered that the earth is not conspicuous in the universe; rather, it mainly rotates around the sun. Sir Isaac Newton trusted that every item within the universe bore an equivalent pull of gravity. For most individuals, this was considered a new mathematical method of making sense of the universe. Their devout thinking was no longer significant. Even though some individuals during this period resisted religion, many academics nonetheless followed their church (McKay et al., 2014). For instance, Copernicus, notwithstanding his scientific innovations, wrote a book devoted to the pontiff. On a lesser scale of the world, clinicians similarly gained valued understanding during the scientific revolution.
In the eighteenth century, the thinking of the Scientific Revolution found its way all over Europe and is attributed to the innovation of printing (McKay et al., 2014). The principles then became entrenched into everyday life. Rapidly, more individuals started to come to an agreement that the Scientific Revolution initiated the European Enlightenment. They were confident that the new understanding they attained had transformed the community. The stubbornness amongst Europeans to solely rely on their understanding caused them to resist party-political and spiritual leaders and the need to make their pronouncements. Ultimately, the Scientific Revolution and the European enlightenment further developed Europe’s effect on other regions and its prominence globally.