The Second Scientific Revolution 11-10-06

The Second - History 1003 111006 The Second Scientific Revolution Origin of the Species(1859 Biological evolution Natural selection Social

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History 1003 11-10-06 The Second Scientific Revolution  Origin of the Species (1859) Biological evolution Natural selection Social Darwinists Id Ego Super ego Marie Curie Radium Albert Michelson Theory of Relativity  e=mc² Introduction Changed the way people thought about science There is an important difference b/w 1 st  and 2 nd  scientific revolution 1 st  one was reassuring-Isaac Newton said that the world was made by  the Creator and he put in natural laws that could be figured out by  humans using reason 2 nd  one wasn’t like that. In many ways, it would raise doubts about how  human beings could and should deal with the universe or even if we  could deal with it at all. The one thing there was no doubt was the  importance of science In the late 18 th  century, People believed that science and technology could  solve all of our problems-Progressism (left people with the idea that  science and technology could solve all problems) Three areas of science that were important in the 2 nd  scientific revolution:  biology, physics, and psychology   Biology: Charles Darwin In 1859 Darwin wrote the book Origin of the Species Argued that life on planet earth changes and evolves through a series of  small changes. From general to general a species inherits certain traits  and then passes it on to the next general. If it inherits traits that make it 
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History 1003 11-10-06 better at something or improved then it will have offspring and will pass it  on. If it inherits traits that aren’t good for it, it will become instinct. 
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The Second - History 1003 111006 The Second Scientific Revolution Origin of the Species(1859 Biological evolution Natural selection Social

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