Wasn't he into heraldry too?
Actually, as I understand it, Newton didn't discover gravity, which had been
known in one form or another since for ever. What Newton realised was why
gravity didn't cause the moon to crash into the earth -- ie. its momentum.
So as McLuhan put it, Newton didn't discover gravity, he discovered levity.
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> Continuing this little break a ways further
> Newton was more concerned with theology than either optics or gravity and
> thought his lasting place in history would be his theological
> His will called for the endowment of a series of Sermons upon a variety of
> theological subjects. He would probably not have enjoyed Pope's blasphemy.
> Much overlooked amidst the Calculus and the optics and the gravity and the
> mechanics and the theology is Newton's work on Acids and Bases. In his
> as an alchemist he did much to turn the investigations of alchemy into
> Rick Seddon
> Portales, NM
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