The Scientific Revolution

20 Jan 2004 08:46

Something which happened (largely) in western Europe between (for the most part) 1500 and 1700. The conventional dates, for a while, were 1543, when Vesalius and Copernicus published, and 1704, when Newton published his Optics.

I sometimes think this period is the most important one in the history of our species; also one of the most improbable.

See also: Alchemy; Early Modern Europe; the Enlightenment; History of Science; the Renaissance