The Scientific Revolution


Modern science occupies a central position from which it influences almost all of modern life. Even as modern science has delivered on its promise that knowledge is power, that power has proven very dangerous and difficult to wield wisely. Though modern science in many ways marked a discontinuity with the ancient and medieval worlds, undeniable continuities existed as well.


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Mark A. Kalthoff is the Henry Salvatori Professor of History and Traditional Values at Hillsdale College. He received his B.S. from Hillsdale College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University.