Imagined orders and scientific revolutions fall hand in hand. The scientific revolution was the gateway to explaining many phenomena that could not be explained. It also opened many doors into the development of technology which reshaped the direction of mankind. Previous traditions of knowledge stemmed from beliefs and assumptions that helped explain the in-explainable. “The Scientific Revolution has not been a revolution of knowledge. It has been above all a revolution of ignorance. The great discovery that launched the Scientific Revolution was the discovery that humans do not know the answers to their most important questions” (Harari, 250-251). Harari’s explanation for how modern science differs from all previous traditions of knowledge is three-fold. The first is the willingness to admit ignorance, because it assumes that we don’t know everything, and that it accepts that the things that we think we know might be proven wrong as we gain more knowledge. The second is centrality of observation and mathematics by gathering observations and then using mathematical tools to connect these observations into comprehensive theories. Lastly the acquisition of new powers. Modern science theorizes in order to acquire new powers and develop new technologies. “Modern science and European imperialism became wedded together when both scientist and conqueror began by admitting ignorance – they both said, ‘I don’t know what’s out there.’ They both felt compelled to go out and make new discoveries. And they both hoped the new knowledge thus acquired would make them masters of the world” (Harari, 283-284).