Newtonianism Essay by Master Researcher

Newtonianism
This paper examines Isaac Newton and Newtonianism.
# 83813 | 900 words | 2 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in History (Leaders) , Physics (General)


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This paper explains Isaac Newton's stature as the central figure in the cultural phenomena of Newtonianism. The author points out that it is evident that Newton's role in popular culture has been defined primarily through the greater but often superficial popular understanding of science, which his contributions to science generated in the public consciousness. The paper relates that, for example, while the primary thrust of Newton's published theory of matter has always been reasonably understood, a number of misinterpretations and distortions have arisen, which have had both scientific and cultural consequences.

From the Paper:

"In analyzing Isaac Newton's stature as the central figure in the cultural phenomena of Newtonianism, it is evident that Newton's role in popular culture has been defined primarily through the greater but often superficial popular understanding of science that his contributions to science generated in the public consciousness. For example, while the, "primary thrust of Newton's published theory of matter has always been reasonably understood," a number of "misinterpretations and distortions" have arisen, (Dobbs 2) which have had both scientific and cultural consequences."

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