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Ayn Rand?


That would make sense with the picture. But no, not Ayn Rand.


Sounds William Blake-ish.


It sure does, but it's not William Blake.


It was whoever discovered that smoking various substances could provide lugubrious insight...

Major John

Valentin Weigel (1553-1588)?


Sir Isaac was a great man. his dabbling in alchemy should not surprise us, given his life-long pursuit of knowledge and truth.

My favourite Newton quote is this one, which neatly sums up the man:

"I seem to have been only like a small boy playing on the sea-shore, diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than the ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."

Newton had a firm belief in God too. He saw no conflict between the pusuit of science and belief. Indeed, the more scientific knowledge unfolded the mysteries of the universe, the more it confirmed for him the complexity of Creation.

What a contrast with Richard Dawkins, a charmless "rational" scientist and atheist who seems not so much to disbelieve in God as to be genuinely annoyed that He might exist.

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