Albert Einstein on Isaac Newton

Albert Einstein on Isaac Newton

By Albert Einstein He was not only an inventor of genius in respect of particular guiding methods; he also showed a unique mastery of the empirical material known in his time, and he was marvelously inventive in special mathematical and physical demonstrations. For all these reasons he deserves our deep veneration. He is, however, a […]

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Isaac Newton’s IQ is off the chart

Isaac Newton’s IQ

Isaac Newton is estimated to have an IQ Level of 190. But wait… Isaac Newton died long before IQ tests were invented, so we can’t really put an exact number on his IQ. However, when you look at the huge advances he made in both Physics and mathematics, and the typically high IQ of modern […]

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John Collins meets Isaac Newton

John Collins describes meeting Isaac Newton in a letter to James Gregory dated 24 December 1670. This meeting must have occurred shortly after Newton had been appointed Lucasian Professor following Isaac Barrow’s resignation: Mercator pretends to sum a harmonic progression with ease … I never saw Mr Isaac Newton (who is younger than yourself) but […]

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Charles Bossut on Leibniz and Newton

Charles Bossut wrote A General History of Mathematics from the Earliest Times to the Middle of the Eighteenth Century which was published in 1802. It was translated into English by J Bonnycastle, Royal Military Academy in Woolwich, and the English translation was published in London in 1803. Over the years historians have greatly increased our understanding of past […]

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Flamsteed v Newton

  Isaac Newton needed astronomical data to give a full theory of the motion of the moon, something which he had left incomplete in the first edition of the Principia. In the summer of 1694 Newton went by boat down the Thames to Greenwich for his first meeting with Flamsteed at the Royal Observatory. Newton persuaded Flamsteed to give him […]

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Newton’s Arian beliefs

Newton became an Arian around 1672. First let us explain the Arian doctrine. It is a Christian heresy first proposed early in the 4th century by the Alexandrian Arius which, based on a study of the Bible, stated the belief that Jesus was more than man, but less than God. In other words Arians do […]

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