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Sir "Isaac Newton"
 
Evanscense  posted on Jan 04, 2010 9:36:06 AM - Report post

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today was "Isaac Newton" Birthday.

the only person who discovered gravity, by the use of failing down an apple mystery.

Happy Birthday "Isaac Newton"!

and Google logo was really beautiful today. Link

 
nimbledude  posted on Jan 04, 2010 9:40:44 AM - Report post

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I say he practically invented science. I worship him.
 
Dhampy  posted on Jan 04, 2010 9:54:51 AM - Report post

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He didn't discover gravity. It was already known, and Kepler had already speculated that it was responsible for the motion of the planets.

What Newton did with regards to gravity to tie it to mass: universal gravitation and, by extension, the laws of motion.

 
nimbledude  posted on Jan 04, 2010 10:03:27 AM - Report post

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originally posted by Dhampy

He didn't discover gravity. It was already known, and Kepler had already speculated that it was responsible for the motion of the planets.

What Newton did with regards to gravity to tie it to mass: universal gravitation and, by extension, the laws of motion.

Which still deserves a round of applause. It's not like it's miniscule to the act of discovering gravity. Without him relating it to mass and coming up with equations, we wouldn't have invented space craft, and most of the things we use today wouldn't be.

 
Dhampy  posted on Jan 04, 2010 10:20:52 AM - Report post

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Meh. Newton didn't exist in a bubble. He existed in the single most productive scientific society--Protestant Europe of the 17th and 18th centuries--the world had would see until the dawn of the information age.

Individuals get far too much credit for scientific developments that were very much a group effort.

 
Tri_Edge_1836  posted on Jan 04, 2010 10:46:37 AM - Report post

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Applause tp newton for His Scientific Achievements...
Puts on a Part Hat/...
Happy B'day.. May u be able to Blow a couple of candles out in Heaven..

REally loved the Google logo of today's..

That was Flash-based right???

 
Evanscense  posted on Jan 04, 2010 10:56:52 AM - Report post

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originally posted by Tri_Edge_1836

Applause tp newton for His Scientific Achievements...
Puts on a Part Hat/...
Happy B'day.. May u be able to Blow a couple of candles out in Heaven..

REally loved the Google logo of today's..

That was Flash-based right???

i guess.
because when i entered Google then i wanted to search something which suddenly i saw an apple failed down from logo!
but the format of the image isn't flv.

[Edited by Evanscense, 1/4/2010 10:57:34 AM]

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