Science in the Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century probably did more to shape life in the modern industrialized world than any event in history. There were many events that led to the industrial revolution in Europe. For starters, people in general were becoming more and more disenchanted with corruption in the Church. Due to advances in printing more people were learning to read. This allowed them to read the Bible for themselves and begin to question …

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…as a right and a virtue, to understand what the early scientists must have gone through in the early days of science as we know it today. In those days a man could be executed or jailed, as Galileo, for presenting his opinions to the public. Without the efforts made by these pioneers of science, the Industrial Revolution might never have occurred and the world as we know it would be a much different place.