I Salute Sir Isaac Newton"In 1716, when Sir Isaac was 74, he was challenged to solve a mathematics problem that stumped the scientists of Europe. Prof. Newton came home from a hard day at the mint. He read the letter that contained the problem and solved it before going to bed. On any list of the greatest scientists, Sir Isaac Newton is always at the top. Isaac Newton was an extraordinary person, the greatest scientist who ever lived. But the extraordinary fact is this: science was not his chief interest. Instead, he had a passion for the Bible study. he spent more time studying the Bible than he did investigating nature. he read the Bible, took thousands of pages of notes, and wrote Gospel tracts and two books on religious subjects: The Prophecies of Daniel and Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms.
During the London years, he brought out a revised edition of Principia. He was aghast at those scientists who used his law of universal gravitation to present the universe as only some sort of great clock. So that his Principia would not be misused, Isaac Newton added a section to the second edition that reads in part: This most beautiful system of sun, planets and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. He regarded science as his attempt to find God's will in nature." --PHYSICS 3 1135; A.C.E Inc.
"I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy, playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." --Isaac Newton
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