Coming of Age in the Milky Way - Chapter 6: Newton's Reach Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6: Newton's Reach Summary and Analysis

Isaac Newton developed a theory on gravitation and in doing so demolished Aristotle's dual universe and laid the groundwork for the Copernican theory of the universe. To this day, Newton's theories are solid and help guide spacecraft into deep space. Newton was an unusual person who searched for God all his life. His genius is obvious in the solutions as well as the questions he left behind. Although he was a scientist he was interested in alchemy and magic. In college he was a lone figure who spent his time reading the works of Plato and Descartes. He was intrigued by Descartes' theories on inertia and the solar system.

It was after college that Newton began to think that gravity existed on the moon and planets and that it kept them in place. It was Newton's development...

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