History of Modern Science
Modern Science as people presently know, has not always been that way. In the 16th
century and years before the 21st century, the world of science was a blur. The past
generation grappled to understand the world that they lived in; the occurrences that affected
their lives, and many other natural phenomena. This essay discusses various people whose
ideas and zeal to research the different subjects; the structure of the universe, geology,
anatomy, molecular biology, evolution, and classification of organisms, that people today can
understand the world and how everything fits in place.
Science has evolved a great deal, and this evolution is because ancient scientists
dedicated their time to study (Betz). Areas like genetics, geology, anthropology, medicine,
and many other fields are the way they are because of the few courageous and hardworking
people who made it their life’s work to study them.
Galileo Galilei often called the father of astronomy, built the first telescope with
which he observed the universe. Using his telescope, he discovered craters, valleys and
mountains on the moon, and similar features on the planet earth. Besides, Galileo also
discovered sunspots, the dark spots on the sun (Betz). Although as a researcher, Galileo was a
great mind, the Catholic Church which had a say in matters at the time, judged his ideas to be
heretical and wanted him to retract his opinions about creation and others which contradicted
their religious beliefs. He, however, refused to withdraw his ideologies, and this led to the
Church subjecting him under house arrest for the rest of his life.