Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fact of the Day: Friend of Newton

Isaac Newton may be a legendary scientist, but he didn't achieve everything on his own. Without his friend (and legendary scientist) Edmond Halley, Newton would have never wrote his book Principa which stated mathematical laws and principals that greatly aided the study of science.    

19 comments:

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

That's what friends are for!

Cloudia said...

symbiosis of greatness!

ALOHA from Honolulu
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Bob Bushell said...

Yea, right on Isaac.

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

What a fantastic friend. Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Yes, that is what friends are for!

Beate said...

A true friend will not try to put himself in the center of attention, which Edmond could have certainly done. That is real friendship! He let Isaac get all the attention for his science. I love your Facts Of The Day! So many things I had no idea about :)

Pat Hatt said...

Taking all the glory, how rude

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Is that who Halley's Comet is names after?

Dascha said...

Wow, interesting!

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DEZMOND said...

so many scientist stole ideas from their friends, rivals or even their wives (like Einstein for example)...

bj said...

I agree with others...many scientist and inventors failed to mention their helpers that probably contributed a lot to the project.

Pilar Domínguez said...

Some people need a little "push" to do things. Kisses:)

Adam said...

yes it was

Adam said...

well Halley never did much to make the contents of the book. Mainly gave Newton the encouragement and helped put his work into a paper book for people to read.

stephen Hayes said...

He also had help from a mathematician named Christopher Wren, best known as the architect of St. Paul's Cathedral.

DeniseinVA said...

Interesting fact today, those recognized always seem to have someone in the background who do a lot of their groundwork.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

A little help is fine

Kay said...

I see you already answered the question I had. The comet, hunh?

Teddi said...

oh they were talking about this on that tv show "cosmos".