On Apples & Madmen

On this date in 1687, Isaac Newton published his Principia Mathematica, the three-volume work describing/presenting his mathematical principles of natural philosophy.

A watershed moment for the advancement of our understanding the workings of the laws of the universe.

He also chimed in on God and man, making his wisdom undeniable with these two quotes:

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people”

“In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence”

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to On Apples & Madmen

  1. Dr B says:

    Isaac was a very religious man, taking care not to “offend” religious authorities like Galileo and Copernicus had done. Most folks know of his science, but few will know of his becoming Warden of The Royal Mint and policing the activities of counterfeiters. A remarkable man.

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