Friday, August 1, 2014

Fact of the Day: Newton Magic

While Isaac Newton is well-known for his scientific works, he also was very fascinated by things that were not even part of reality. He studied the fable subject of alchemy very seriously, and really wanted to find the Philosopher's Stone. In legend the Philosopher's Stone was suppose to be able to transform base metals (such as lead) into noble metals (such as gold) through magic. 

16 comments:

  1. Well, I guess scientists are often interested in more than just their specific field - after all, in nature, everything (chemistry, biology, physics,...) comes together.

    -Kati

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  2. Hmm, interesting. I didn't know that.

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  3. As someone also fascinated by alchemy, this makes me like Newton even more:)

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  4. Well at least he had an open mind to other things

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  5. The Magic Newton *_*

    Kisses,

    N

    www.nicoleta.me

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  6. He does have a bit of a magician-look about him. ;)

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  7. Alchemy must be very interesting, I think it is not a fable. Kisses:)

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  8. and? did he succeed in maken gold out of a can?!

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  9. In his defense, most educated people back then believed in alchemy and believed it was only a matter of time until someone discovered how to make gold.

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  10. Make gold??? Now, wouldn't THAT be something.

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