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Sir Isaac Newton

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Sir Isaac Newton, 17th/18th century physicist, mathematician, and all-round egghead. The guy who noticed that gravity exists, the guy who did the laws of motion stuff, and figured out the spectrum, amongst other things. A great man. Nice head of hair, too.

And in Michael H. Hart’s book “The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History,” yer man Isaac came in at number two. Muhammad was top of the pops, but Isaac beat out Jesus, Buddha, Confucius, Ts’ai Lun, Gutenberg, Columbus, Einstein, Pasteur, Galilei, Aristotle and Don Johnson. Quite the man was our Isaac.

And when I say our Isaac, I mean Lincolnshire’s Isaac. Yeh, that’s right, bitches, Sir Isaac Newton comes from the same county as me. From a hamlet called Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth. And how does Grantham – the nearest town of any size and (sorry Britain, sorry World) birthplace of that cuntiest of cunts Margaret Thatcher – celebrate being so close to where the second most influential person in history was born? With a fucking shopping centre…

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November 29th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

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  1. I bet they sell apples like the one wot fell on his head and made him say “Oh, gravity.”

    My favourite thing about Issac Newton is that his gravity stuff is good enough to get you to the moon, but isn’t actually (if I understand properly, which isn’t guaranteed) correct. It doesn’t work at the sub-atomic level, which is where quantum physics comes in, I think.

    So gravity actually doesn’t exist, or at least not quite as Newton described.

    If any scientist wants to chime in and clarify (or indeed refute) this, I’d appreciate it.


    30 Nov 08 at 05:42

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