Friday, March 20, 2009

March 20: Apples, Feathers, and Coals (Vol. 34, pp. 113-124)

Sir Issac Newton died this day in 1727, so today we have one genius, Voltaire, paying homage to another genius.

Newton's discoveries of gravity and the movement of light make him indispensable to the modern age of science. In Voltaire's words, Newton "saw the mechanism of the springs of the world."

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