A Brief History of Time - Isaac Newton Summary & Analysis

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Isaac Newton Summary and Analysis

If Einstein is the social conscious of physics and Galileo its underground proponent, Isaac Newton is the pugilist of physics. He fights continually while involved with academia, physics and his ownership of calculus, the underlying math of modern physics. He has an uncanny ability to gain positions of authority over his enemies, then attempts to punish them with what might be considered glee. Newton has a bad habit of writing, under the names of his friends, in support of his own articles and criticizing others. His friends do not go unrewarded. Newton appoints them to a committee, supposedly impartial, to investigate the claims of his worst enemy.

Newton's authoritarian side finds a comfortable place as Warden of the Royal Mint. In this position he can prosecute counterfeiters to his heart's delight, even to the point of sending them to...

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