Ch 25: Science, Technology and Beliefs

About This Chapter

Get information on the influence scientific discoveries can have on societal belief systems. Learn about Galileo's battle with the Catholic church and see how recent technologies have changed society.

Science, Technology, and Beliefs - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons explore how changes in scientific beliefs and developments in technology can lead to societal changes and changes in belief systems. For example, one lesson details the conflict between Galileo and the Roman Catholic Church over the telescope and the discoveries he made with this new invention.

Our instructors will discuss advances in technology since the end of World War II, including space exploration and the Internet, and will explain how new technologies have influenced society. You'll also have a chance to look at ways scientific breakthroughs can cause people to change long-held ideas. These lessons should equip you to:

  • Identify scientific developments from 1945 to the present
  • Discuss how these developments have changed society
  • Review the Church's dispute with Galileo over the telescope and what it meant
  • Show how scientific developments can lead people to re-think their own beliefs

Our brief, engaging videos and text lessons break down complex topics and make learning enjoyable. Led by experts in the field, these lessons include video quizzes and an exam at the end that allow you to check your knowledge. Video tags make it easy to go back and review parts of the lesson that are giving you trouble.

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