Science and Religion. Enemies or Allies. Lesson Intention – Introduce the main ideas that influenced the Scientific Revolution and the key scientific figures. What is a world-view ?. A world-view is the way in which the structure of the world is understood, based on beliefs and/or science.
Enemies or Allies
Lesson Intention –
Introduce the main ideas that influenced the Scientific Revolution and the key scientific figures.
The Geocentric Universe
Earth felt stationary
If earth moved round surely wind would sweep everything off the earth.
Distant stars did not seem to change position
A spinning earth would be expected to fling off everything that was not fixed to it.
A cannonball, fired straight up would be expected to fall to the west of firing point as the earth moved (same with birds and clouds.)Why Earth centred?
Some people were studying the stars and noticed that they moved. Eventually, scientists started discussions that the world was round and went round the sun.
Real issue for the church was,Who interprets the Bible?The Church wanted to and if they allowed the scientists to it would mean a danger to the literal interpretation of the Bible.