Tag: Isaac Newton

  • On Newton’s World View

    Quotes from David Castillejo, Expanding Force in Newton’s Cosmos. These are quotes from Newton manuscripts. Alchemy “This rod & the male & female serpents joyned in the proportion of 3, 1, 2 compose the three headed Cerberus which keeps the gates of Hell. For being fermented & digested together they resolve & grow dayly more […]

  • Neuroscience about Newton

    Quotes from Michael S. Gazzaniga, Who’s in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain p. 98 “In moment-to-moment activity, the interpreter [in the brain] is always dealing  with the changing inputs from sites in the brain where activity is going on.  Sitting under the apple tree, Isaac Newton, indulging in that most human […]

  • Newton had Cracked the Code

    Quotes from Edward Dolnick, The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World p. 36 ‘The picture of history was completely false, but Newton and many others had boundless faith in what they called “the wisdom of the ancients”. (The belief fit neatly with the doctrine that the world […]

  • Newton’s Principia and Existence of God

    From Nancy Pearcey, Charles Thaxton, The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy “Roger Cotes, in his preface to the second edition of Newton’s Principia, wrote that the book ‘will be the safest protection against the attacks of atheists, and nowhere more surely than from this quiver can one draw forth missiles against the […]

  • Every Event has a Cause as Metaphysics

    In his book An Essay on Metaphysics in Part IIIc Causation, Collingwood has considered what could mean that every event must have a cause. This could be interesting for a discussion on free will, as Collingwood shows that causation presupposes free will. In other words, if free will is to be abandoned, then causation must […]

  • God as a Cosmic Operator

    I will start with a couple of quotes from the Chapter 2, The Disunity of Science, Paul Feyerabend, The Tyranny of Science “After Newton had found his law of gravitation, he applied it to the moon and to the planets. It seemed that Jupiter and Saturn, when treated in this way, slowly moved away from each […]