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:

Kati said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

Yea, you bet?

Mary Kirkland said...

Hmm, interesting. I didn't know that.

Emmylou said...

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

Margaret D said...

Clever man.

DEZMOND said...

those were such times....

Pat Hatt said...

Well at least he had an open mind to other things

Holy Ghost Writer said...

You just never know

Unknown said...

The Magic Newton *_*

Kisses,

N

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Dana said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Beauty Follower said...

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

Christine said...

Interesting!

stephen Hayes said...

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.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very interesting!

bj said...

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