Wednesday, January 20, 2010

This thing [a scale model of our solar system] is but a puny imitation of a much grander system whose laws you know, and I am not able to convince you that this mere toy is without a designer and maker; yet you, as an atheist, profess to believe that the great original from which the design is taken has come into being without either designer or maker! Now tell me by what sort of reasoning do you reach such an incongruous conclusion?” – Sir Isaac Newton


Zzzst said...

In his old age, Newton wrote a number of religious tracts dealing with the literal interpretation of the Bible.

A manuscript he sent to John Locke in which he disputed the existence of the Trinity was never published.

He also devoted a great deal of time to alchemy.

After his death, Newton's body was discovered to have had massive amounts of mercury in it.

Mercury poisoning could explain Newton's eccentricity in late life.


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