It's hard to imagine what life would be like if this transformation into a more rational mindset had never occurred. The debate of science versus religion is an everlasting argument that has forced me to reconsider what I believe should be the focus or foundation for a society. It's interesting to think about the overlap of science and religion in society and in government.
I also found the cycle of science and society affecting each other and progressing each other to be interesting. Science creates progress; progress requires more science; more people were developing interest in science, creating more teaching, learning, and job opportunities.