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Physical Attraction

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Jul 19, 2018

Alongside all of his scientific achievements, there is another fascinating side to Newton - one intimately linked with the supernatural, even the occult. A belief in alchemy, an attempt to establish a new chronology, hunting through the Bible for the ability to predict the future: were these aspects to Newton's intellect contrary to his rationality, or did they actually feed into his studies of physics? 

And, as we bring his life to its conclusion, we'll try to answer Keynes' question: 
Was Newton the first of the physicists, or the last of the magicians? 

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