Isaac Newton

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Born: 4 January 1643, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom
Died: 31 March 1727, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Full name: Sir Isaac Newton
Education: Trinity College, Cambridge (1667–1668)
Nationality: English
Fields: Physics Natural philosophy, Alchemy Theology, Mathematics Astronomy, Economics
Notable students: Roger Cotes, William Whiston
Known for: Newtonian mechanics, Universal gravitation, Calculus, Newton’s laws of motion, Optics Binomial series, Principia Newton’s method
Awards: FRS (1672), Knight Bachelor (1705)

  • Newton was born into the Anglican church and publicly conformed to it.
  • At about age 30 he came to believe “that Trinitarianism was a fraud and that Arianism was the true form of primitive Christianity. Newton held these views, very privately, until the end of his life.  On his death bed he refused to receive the sacrament of the Anglican church”
  • Newton died in 1927, and was buried in Westminister Abbey (an Anglican church ), the first scientist to be accorded that honour.
  • In optics, mechanics, and mathematics, Newton was a figure of undisputed genius and innovation.
  • In all his science (including chemistry) he saw mathematics and numbers as central.
  • What is less well known is that he was devoutly religious and saw numbers as involved in understanding from the Bible God’s plan for his history.
  • He did a lot of work on biblical numerology, and, though aspects of his beliefs were not orthodox, he thought theology very important.
  • In his system of physics, God is essential to the nature and absoluteness of space.
  • Issac Newton…… was devoutly religious in his search for God, puritanical in his morality, abstemious, scrupulous, austere, loveless and joyless, Nevertheless, his prestige forged a permanent ink between science and government.
  • Newton’s masterpiece was in theoretical physics, Philosophiae Naturalis Prindpia Mathematica (1687), an intellectual monument to mankind, a synthesis of grandeur…. He established mathematical physics, e.g., fluid dynamics and acoustics.
  • The Prinicpia was written in Latin, its proofs were geometrical, despite “is having invented fluxions, a form of calculus. On the contrary, the Opticks (1704) was written in English with experimental queries.
  • All his life was a conforming member of the Aglican Church, although he had reservations about its Trinitarian doctrine.
  • Newton’s historical interests engaged his attention more than fifty years; his extant writings along this line are esoteric and scattered among numerous manuscripts.
  • The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended and Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalyse of St. John were published posthumously (1728).
  • He noted that there were many rites among the early Christians, but only one faith. Although the Royal Society had many divines as members, in the spirit of Francis Bacon, it bared any public discussion of politics and of religion-persumably for the sake of unity.
  • Newton recognized that we all live in one world, our Father’s world.
  • He corrected the death date(34) of Christ, and that of the Argonaut’s search (956) and hence of Troy’s fall, 904.
  • His application of astronomical dating (eclipses, equinoctial precession, et at. ) was revolutionary. He was, however, very much opposed to metaphysicians such as Descartes and Leibnitz, both in science and in theology.
  • He looked upon history and nature as similar in that they both have latent secrets, both being actually simple and measurable.
  • Newton’s whole life was dominated by religion, his search for the Creator of heaven and earth.
  • Toward the end of his life he mused, “I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I appear to have been but a little boy, playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself, in now and then finding a smooth pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

Isaac Newton

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