What Happened During The Enlightenment

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The scientific revolution of the seventeenth century obsolete old systems of thinking, and allowed new ones to emerge. The teachings of the church and Bible were suddenly found lacking after the scientific developments. It became necessary and possible enough for philosophes (Enlightenment thinkers) to begin applying the new scientific methods - where empirical observation was first applied to the physical universe – and to study about humanism. The Enlightenment philosophers think they still owed to Renaissance humanists, but they believed they were undergoing a radical change from past thought. Roy Porter, a historian, has argued that what in effect happened during the Enlightenment was that the overreaching Christian myths were replaced
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