He was the greatest scientist of his day, perhaps of all time.NARRATOR: By recreating these recipes, Bill Newman is finding that Newton's alchemy contained key elements of modern science: it was a systematic process with results that could be reproduced and verified. But other manuscripts now housed in Jerusalem contained an even greater surprise. The psychological strangeness of Newton is mentioned, his extreme introversion, and the trauma of his mother abandoning him as a child, with his father already dead, and the rage this caused him later in life. They're gigantic versions of this tiny little thing. That's just not Newton. We know that one of the customary punishments for defrocked alchemists, as it were, was to be hanged on a gilded scaffold. Thousands died every week. The DVD also includes a six-page PDF file of teaching materials, including an outline of the video program and a hands-on class activity about decoding alchemical symbols. I've seen with it Jupiter—distinctly round—and his satellites.
He imagined firing a cannon from the top of an extremely tall mountain. These papers had never been seen by the public, and a large number of them were bought by the famous British economist John Maynard Keynes.
What held them in their orbits?
But why was Isaac Newton making this dire prediction? If he had a breakdown, I think it was probably because of exhaustion. That is smaller than any number that you can think of.
Sometimes they appear in experiments. He worked seven days a week, 18 hours a day, and he pushed himself, drove himself. According to the myth, Vulcan made a fine metallic net and hung the lovers from the ceiling for all to see.