For the modern society, science is the entity that seems quite separate from such matters as politics and religion, but history proves the opposite opinion. In the 17th and 18th centuries, spreading the inspirations and ideas to perform science was the main result of politics and religion in Europe. For example, the works of Jacobs, Dobbs, and Darnton were focused on how political, social, and religious elements are essential to the spread and proper development of modern science.
Religion and politics often led to new perspectives and discoveries in science. According to Jacobs, many natural philosophers looked forward to the moral reformation and progressive purification to which science was quite crucial. That’s why people considered science as a basic element to start religious and political chances at that time. Jacob also observed that people felt that the discovery of nature could overcome different religious divisions and force the reformation of the world.
The expanded knowledge of nature could enhance the true religious doctrine and it would be followed by the entire population. Moreover, science could inspire many scientists to reach completely new frontiers through their discoveries while benefiting from religion. The key concepts taken from different religions that were strong at that time spread new ideas for relevant scientific discoveries.
Jacobs also noted that Stoic religious beliefs emphasized the eternal cosmic cycle of expansion, birth, regeneration, and so on. This unique cycle was applied for the behavior of life and the universe later. Galileo supported it via his unique telescope discoveries of planets and orbiting moons, and they displayed the cycle in which all planets move. The right application of specific religious doctrines to science also resulted in the changes of scientific theories.
It’s easy to recall how the idea of Aristotle of the finite universe was opposed by Christian beliefs. This problem was solved by still believing that God has his power to create many worlds, so there may be some infinite void space to hold them. Conflicts between science and religion led to reshaping and changing scientific theories at that time. Connections between such important areas as politics, religion, and science are obvious, and the history proves that.
For the modern society, science is the entity that seems quite separate from such matters as politics and religion, but history proves the opposite opinion. In the 17th and 18th centuries, spreading the inspirations and ideas to perform science was the main result of politics and religion in Europe.