why did Europe experience the Scientific Revolution? How did this occur when Europe was so backward after the Sack of Rome? 

Use these readings to respond to one of the prompts below”

https://nrich.maths.org/6070

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13144/13144-h/13144-h.htm

Please select one of the prompts below and write your initial response to it.  Your response needs to be at least 2 solid paragraphs and offer detail and analysis.  Then, select three students (preferably those who have selected different prompts) and respond to them with at least one solid paragraph per response.  You will then need to respond to the follow up question posed by the instructor.  Your weekly post total should be FIVE by Sunday at midnight in order to get full credit.

  1. Strayer asks the question, “Why Europe?” Indeed, why did Europe experience the Scientific Revolution? How did this occur when Europe was so backward after the Sack of Rome?
  2. The concept of the Middle Ages or the medieval period comes from the Renaissance. The Renaissance saw a reaching back to the classical past of Greece and Rome, a rebirth of classical ideals. The Middle Ages were seen as dark and sterile, an age of ignorance and superstition when little to nothing new or of value was produced. Do you agree with this? Why or why not?