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We must believe that their is one God supreme Monarch thatwe may fear and obey him and keep his laws and give him honourand glory. We must believe that he is the father of whom are allthings, and that he loves his people as his children that theymay mutually love him and obey him as their father. We must believethat he is the pantokrator Lord of all things with an irresistibleand boundless power and dominion that we may not hope to escapeif we rebel and set up other Gods or transgress the laws of hismonarchy and that we may expect great rewards if we do his will.

Isaac Newton died at the age of 84 on 20 March 1727.

However, when biographers seek information about famous people there is always a tendency for people to report what they think is expected of them, and these anecdotes may simply be made up later by those who felt that the most famous scientist in the world ought to have had these skills at school.


wrote back, claiming that the path would not be a spiral, but an .

With the reticence he was to show later in life, Newton did not, however,publish his results.

Andrew Michael Ramsay, who knew friends of Newton such as Fatioand Clarke, asserted in a letter that Newton had wanted to reviveArianism by means of his disciple Clarke, though Clarke also confessedshortly before his death how much he regretted the publicationof his arianizing work. [Joseph Spence, , ed. Samuel Singer (London,1820), p. 379.]


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Much of Newton's life was spent in conflict with other scientists, particularly Hooke, Leibnitz, and Flamsteed, and he sought revenge for slights real or imagined by deleting references to their help from his work. He always took criticism very badly, responding furiously - an anxiety which has often been explained in terms of his abandonment as a child - and showed signs all through his life of a persecution mania. A breakdown in 1693 heralded the end of his scientific work. Knighted in 1705, his last years were spent under the care of his niece. He never married, but was at his happiest in the role of patron to younger scientists and, from 1703, as a tyrannical president of the Royal Society.

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Meanwhile, the part Newton took in defending the rights of the university against the illegal encroachments of James II procured him a seat in the Convention Parliament (1689--90). In 1696 he was appointed warden of the Mint, at a time when the government had debased the coinage, and a strong, incorruptible man was needed to deal with counterfeiters. He became master of the Mint from 1699, having shown himself to be a brilliant administrator. He again sat in parliament in 1701 for his university, and in 1704 published Opticks in English, which he had refused to do until Hooke, his old enemy, was dead.

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Was Newton a Trinitarian, or was he one that denounced thedogma but yet attended a learning facility that bore the nameof the very dogma that he supposedly denounced?

Whenin doubt, read the syllabus; ask questions; read ahead.

It was only through the prodding of that Newton was persuaded at all to publish the In the latter portion of his life, he devoted much of his time to alchemical researches and trying todate events in the After Newton's death, his burial place was moved.