# How did the new scientific method that was developed in the 1500s and 1600s differ from the traditional approach to science?

I think you refer to $\text{methodological naturalism.............}$
$\text{Methodological naturalism}$ excluded the possibility of magic or divine intervention. And without presumption of magic or angels and demons, scientists and natural philosophers were only able to study the natural world quantitatively on the basis of experiment and measurement that they themselves made.......and for good or ill (mostly good in my opinion) we live in such a world.