During the course of this semester many revolutions have been discussed.
The most important revolutions in my opinion are the Production
revolution and the Scientific revolution. Both revolts have triggered an
“unlocking” of human opportunities and experiences.
Under the scientific revolution many philosophers enlightened
people by coming up with new ideas of what the world is really about,
nonetheless what we (the people) suppose to do. One philosopher that had
a major impact during the “Enlightenment” was Copernicus. He caused
chaos by questioning the earth being the center of the universe. His theory
was that the sun was the center. This challenged the church and back in
those days the church was power. This scientific revolt involved everyone
because now people were thinking for themselves rather than letting the
church ruling the people. Once this breakthrough occurred more and
more people were becoming independent, taking chances with asking
question about everything and also inventing things. For example, the
telescope was an invention that was created by Gallileo (a philosopher who
helped support Copernicus’s theory). The printing press which enabled
philosopher as well as others to print books for people to read and learn.
The other revolution that had an effect was the Production
revolution. This wasn’t the same type of revolt as the previous one I
mentioned about. The production revolution was sort of needed. During
the times of this revolt agriculture, commercial, and industrialization
played a major part. These categories were key in everything changing.
The whole style of farming changed once we (the people) thought of
different ways of thinking. Because of people having open minds during
this age we learned how to rotate our crops. This enabled us to eat more
leisurely as opposed to before when we had to eat on because of demand.
This revolution let us eat 50% of what we grew and sell 50%. This became
commercial farming. Along with commercial, industrialization evolved.
Materials for clothing were being grown and since we were manufacturing,
clothing became part of the revolution. This allowed us to grow not only
in our minds but in our own country. Now men in armies were being
clothed in military uniforms and etc.
At the end of each revolution there were many consequences but
they were all for good causes. If nobody would have taken a stand for
themselves then we probably would have never know what we know today,
like how the sun is the center of the universe, and how if we relied on one
crop only all year round then we wouldn’t be alive today. So I strongly say
that there were really no consequences after each revolution. If a person
was killed or if a person was hurt mentally, physically, or emotionally they
knew it was for a good cause.
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