Isaac Newton By Ryan Weaver

Summary of Ideas: Isaac Newton was a English scientist who studied mathematics and physics and lived from 1642 to 1727. He was born in Colsterworth, United Kingdom, and had basically wrapped all breakthroughs together into one single theory. Which basically says that the same force that moves the planets, also is responsible for all motion on earth and the universe. The end product being the law of universal gravitation which states that every object in the universe attracts one and other. The degree to which the attraction or pull is determined by the mass of the objects and the distance between them. He then published his ideas in a book called "The Mathematical Principals of Natural Philosophy". Being one of the most important scientific books ever written, the book generally describes the universe as a big clock and explains marvelously how each part works mathematically. He then goes on to say in the book that God had created this clock and that he's the one who set everything up, this allowed Newton to not step on any priests toes and kept him safe from the church.

Isaac Newton's book.
Inside of his book.

Impact of Idea on Society: Isaac Newton's impact on the people was astronomic. People who examined his work had thought of the universe as being completely different. It was okay with churches because he explained in his book on how God is the one who set everything into motion and making sure that everything had logical reasoning to it. His impact doesn't just end there for people in the 1600's, it goes on to even today where physics students are still studying his three laws of motion and are learning some of the complex math that he thought up. The laws of motion being that every object will stay in the motion it's in unless some outside force stops it from doing so. Force is equal to mass times acceleration, and for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

The physics math Newton had done to prove his ideals.

How the Persons Thoughts Impact Traditional Belief in Society: His impact on the way people thought was very generalized. It used to be a time where people had depended on church teachings, common sense and logistical thinking to explain the physical world. But with Isaac Newton coming along, scholars began observing, making experiments and using scientific reasoning to learn more and draw conclusions to the physical world. The thought process that was sprung up by Newton was proving things scientifically and showing how that goes with our physical world.

Quote of Wisdom: I like the above quote because of how true it is and how many people over look it. Many people try to comprehend false things or find reasonings for things that may not even exist there. But things that are true are always conceivable since there'd have to be reasoning for them being there or for that happening.

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