Newton revolutionized physics, mathematics and astronomy in the 17th and 18th century, laying the foundations for most of classical mechanics - with the principal of universal gravitation and the three laws of motion bearing his name.
However, the curator of Israel's national library's humanities collection said Newton was also a devout Christian who dealt far more in theology than he did in physics and believed that scripture provided a "code" to the natural world.
"Today, we tend to make a distinction between science and faith, but to Newton it was all part of the same world," said Milka Levy-Rubin. "He believed that careful study of holy texts was a type of science, that if analyzed correctly could predict what was to come."...
Neil's comments on Sir Isaac Newton, looks good to me,
Wikipedia wrote: Newtonâs conception of the physical world provided a stable model of the natural world that would reinforce stability and harmony in the civic world. Newton saw a monotheistic God as the masterful creator whose existence could not be denied in the face of the grandeur of all creation. Although born into an Anglican family, by his thirties Newton held a Christian faith that, had it been made public, would not have been considered orthodox by mainstream Christianity; in recent times he has been described as heretical to orthodoxy
âthe curator of Israel's national library's humanities collection said Newton was also a devout Christian âŠâ
That is debatable; historians believe he was an Arian who, while indeed taking Scripture seriously, rejected the Trinity (as does Judaism) but kept it âunder his hatâ to avoid ticking off the Anglican Church.
It is therefore unsurprising that Israelis would overlook this &, because he gets a pass on the anti-Semitism litmus test, venerate him.