Why Sir Isaac Newton’s Connection to the Universe Was Kinda Spooky
Neil deGrasse Tyson explains what’s so completely mind-blowing about the great mind of Sir Isaac Newton.
When you add all the colors of the rainbow together you get white. Sure. It’s obvious. Well, no. No, it’s not. DeGrasse says the whole idea is just freaky, but Newton somehow figured it out. His three laws of motion, his law of universal gravitation. Sure. No biggie.
Then Newton invents integral and differential calculus just to satisfy a pal’s curiosity about planets’ elliptical orbits. Sheesh.
Really, it’s great watching deGrasse Tyson listing the reasons the great man is his man. If you wondered what this renowned scientist was like as a little kid, just watch him gush over Newton. And Newton’s incredible gift is something for us all to gush over.
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