- Submitted By: lisaluke
- Date Submitted: 10/28/2008 12:47 PM
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Isacc Newton was considered such an important figure in the ascent of science because he transformed the structure of physical science with his three laws of motion and the law of universal gravitation. Isacc Newton published ' Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica ' which arguably is the most important book published in the history of science. Newton made fundamental contributions to analytic geometry, algebra, and calculus. Specifically, he discovered the binomial theorem, new methods for expansion of infinite series, and his 'direct and inverse method of fluxions.' Newton's most famous experiment, the experimentum crucis, demonstrated his theory of the composition of light. Newton's experiment demonstrated that a selected color leaving the first prism could not be separated further by the second prism. The Opticks of 1704 is Newton's most comprehensive and readily accessible work on light and color. A blend of mathematical reasoning and careful observation, the Opticks became the model for experimental physics in the 18th century.

Newton's final gesture before death was to refuse the sacrament, a decision of some consequence in the 18th century. Although Newton was raised in the Protestant tradition his views on theology were neither Protestant, traditional, nor orthodox. In the privacy of his thoughts and writings, Newton rejected a host of doctrines he considered mystical, irrational, or superstitious.

Newton had his hand in a lot of different areas, alchemy, chemistry, historical and chronological studies as well as religion. He believed in God and was said to have studied his bible daily. Throughout his life he tested biblical truth against physical truths of experimental and theoretical science. It is said that he never found one contradiction. In Newton’s time the ideas of the ancient Greek scholars still controlled what people believe but Newton believed differently. He believed that anything could be tested and only then if their usefulness...