There was intellectual, philosophical, cultural, and social ideas that extended to England, France, Germany, and other areas of Europe during the 1700s.
The Enlightenment followed shortly after the scientific revolution. It paved the way for new independent thoughts, and new breakthroughs for the arts of mathematics, astronomy, physics, politics, economics, philosophy and medicine.
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The Age of Reason was a powerful and interesting time period. It was full of innovations that changed and helped create the world we live in today.
If I could travel to the Age of Reason and assume a role in the prominent movements occurring (science, philosophy, politics, literature, math, geography), I would choose to be in the science movement for many reasons. First of all, the scientific movement had a large impact on how people see the world today. During the Enlightenment, science had a leading role in conversation and thought. Because of this, science became more popular within the literate community. The scientific movement had many advances and discoveries in astronomy, physics, medicine and many other fields of science. I really enjoy learning about science, so I think that it would be very interesting to be apart of discovering those things. I especially enjoy astronomy and medicine. The intriguing new advancements and discoveries in astronomy would have been exciting to help discover. It would have also been very interesting to uncover medical answers and help start the optimistic views of health and wellness. This reflects my own personal interests and goals because I want to be a part of the scientific field after high school. I plan on getting a degree in the healthcare and working in that setting. I also really enjoy the wonders of astronomy. In conclusion, I would have liked to be a part of the science movement because of its impact on the world around us.
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