Monday, January 4, 2010

Isaac Newton was born on Christmas Day

Google is celebrating birthday of Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)by showing falling apple on Google home page

Google used to show Doodle for representing special days and birthdays of scientists. You can read this blog post to know more about it.

Isaac Newton was born on 4 January 1643 at Woolsthorpe Manor in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, a hamlet in the county of Lincolnshire. At the time of Newton's birth, England had not adopted the Gregorian calendar and therefore his date of birth was recorded as Christmas Day, 25 December 1642.

Apart from his scientific inventions, he is also known as a Christian Alchemist.

He is one of the Scientists who believed in God.

This wikipedia article explains Isaac Newton's religious views.

The above YouTube video quotes the Newton's below quote.

"Atheism is so senseless. When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance."

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