Read this article and prepare to speak about it with your English teacher I suggest that you look up all the famous people mentioned in this article, if you want, you can read about them in your native language. Be able to speak about them in English.
a breaking point
a snowball effect
scorn and skepticism
the best intentions
What was the initial cause of the Enlightenment ?
Who were the main early proponents?
Which discoveries caused people to think differently?
Why was Galileo Galilei treated so badly by the church?
What was so important about Renee Decartes and Francis Bacon?
What ideas did Hobbs make popular? Are they still popular today?