Archive for August 2nd, 2017

Priest of Nature: The Religious Worlds of Isaac Newton


(FTB) – Mano Singham:

Isaac Newton (1642-1727) is one of the great enigmatic characters in scientific history, an extremely reclusive and private man with a fascinating array of foibles and personality quirks. I just finished the newly released book by Rob Iliffe, professor of history at Oxford University, that looks closely at the religious studies of this famous physicist and mathematician, based on a detailed examination of his vast collection of private notes, papers, and correspondence. …

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Rob Iliffe: Priest of Nature: The Religious Worlds of Isaac Newton (2017)


How Whales Sleep


(FTB) – Mano Singham:

A photographer went up close to a pod of giant sperm whales and captured incredible photos of the animals asleep in a vertical pose, a rare sight. …

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Sleeping sperm whales