TOEFL Listening: ETS-TOEFL听力机经 - K333MOHCHHJ30Y_3P$

Why does the professor mention the scientific revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries? A. To point out the rapid development of technology in Europe during that time period B. To suggest that today's modern technology is a result of the scientific discoveries of that time period C. To give an example of the delayed impact that a new technology can have D. To point out a significant reason for increased literacy