Scientific Revolution: The Influence Of Isaac Newton

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The Influence of Isaac Newton Isaac Newton’s influence and reputation exceeds him more than two hundred years after his death. Newton made great contributions to the scientific revolution, but, unbeknownst to the people of his time, had secrets that no one would have guessed. Isaac Newton explored the properties light, invented calculus and discovered the reason the earth (and other planets) revolve around the sun in an elliptical orbit. Isaac Newton’s “dark” secrets include studying alchemy and studying theology. Isaac Newton’s greatest contribution to the Scientific Revolution was his remodelling of Galileo’s telescope. Isaac Newton is probably best known for his expansion on gravity, but before that, he studied light. During his time,…show more content…
This story is most likely a myth (similar to the story of George Washington and the cherry tree). Newton originally ignored his observations about gravity, but eventually came back to it when a fellow scientist asked him about how the planets remain in an ellipse. Newton discovered that the same force that drops an apple, keeps the planet in orbit. Newton designed a theoretical experiment that if a cannon was fired fast enough, it would orbit around earth. This revolutionized not only future science, but the science at the time, though only few could understand his eccentric ideas. A surprising detail about Isaac Newton was revealed posthumously due to his personal writings being decoded. It was discovered that Isaac Newton studied alchemy, a philosophy or science that seeked to cure disease, prolong life, and turn basic elements into gold. Newton would use he believed was coded in ancient myths. This stunned multiple people that Newton was involved with the occult. Views of him as a great scientist were shattered. Historians believe that Isaac studied it due to the fact it pursued the most basic
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