Isaac Newton's Accomplishments

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Although Newton’s fame is incredibly enhanced by his work in science, he actually spent more of his lifetime on theology. His theological knowledge and beliefs had a huge effect on how Newton viewed science. An article in Christianity Today writes, “despite his intense biblical study and belief in a creating God, Newton observed the distinction between religion and science made by Galileo: ‘The Bible tells us how to go to Heaven, not how the heavens go.’ During his presidency of the Royal Society, Newton banned any subject touching religion, even apologetics” (Hummel). He was very strict when it came to keeping religion out of philosophy and scientific opinions. This kind of reasoning came into his scientific method. He used this to reject …show more content…
He made an incredible impact during the Scientific Revolution, and changed the world that we live in today. But, of course, Newton actually knew how important he was to the world. “In his later life, when asked for an assessment of his achievements, he replied, ‘I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself now and then in finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than the ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.’” (“Isaac Newton”). This quote really uncovers what his goal was in life. He understood how much of the universe was undiscovered, and he wanted to be the one to change it forever. Without his formulas, most of the things in math that we do today would be impossible. Almost all of his ideas and discoveries are still used today. His microscope, his laws of motion, his calculus, law of universal gravitation, and his foundation for modern physics is all still used to this day. His impact is comparable to the impact of figures like Plato, Aristotle, and even Galileo. Not every one of his ideas led him to success. Sure, guys like Leibniz were more successful in different subjects like mathematics and other subjects in his day, but, at the end of the day, the universal …show more content…
Newton will forever be remembered as one of the most brilliant minds ever and one that drove the Scientific Revolution. When Newton comes to mind, people think of the man that uncovered the laws of the universe and created physics. Not only is he remembered for the kind of accomplishments he had, but he is also remembered for his rare personality. Newton was no ordinary scientist. He had unique characteristics that set him apart from others. Even though he was a rather quiet and conservative man, he was still able to synthesize the ideas of others in order to create ideas that polished the Scientific Revolution. He started out from nothing and grew up without many influences and no father figure or caring mother to turn to. Newton had no early potential, but he used the resources that were given to him and made a life for himself. Despite the controversies that came with some of his ideas and the constant complaints of plaigiarism, Newton is still responsible for changing

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