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Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2008 Posted in General, General Science

A very merry Christmas to all my readers.

It’s important that we remember, on this day, a baby born a very long time ago, in the early hours of the morning of 25th December, to an unmarried mother and absent father, in the cold and dark of an obscure little village. This man was to grow up to become one of the most influential who has ever lived, and changed the path of human history in enormously profound ways which are, even today, still being unfolded. He offended many, but inspired others, and his teachings will live on forever through the things he said and did, and the books that his closest followers wrote about him.

He was a teacher, and a visionary. He had an extraordinary mind, and a powerful personality which allowed him to persuade others to follow his teachings in exclusion of all others. He revolutionised an entire field of thought, and opened the eyes of many to totally new ways of looking at the world around us.

Ladies and Gentlemen, in short, let us give thanks for Sir Isaac Newton, born this day in 1642.

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  1. One Response to “Merry Christmas!”

  2. By Sceptical on Dec 25, 2008

    Thanks Col for your posts this year. Keep up the good work

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