Cambridge University puts Newton's papers online

Dec 12, 2011 by Bob Yirka report

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a project that has long been overdue, Cambridge University, thanks to a hefty gift from the Polonsky Foundation (supporter of education and arts) and a grant from Britain’s Joint Information Services Committee (JISC), has put some of Isaac Newton’s original papers online for any and all to see. Of particular interest to most will be Newton’s own annotated copy of Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, considered by many to be one of the greatest published works by any scientist ever. For those looking for a little behind the scenes work, the University has also published Newton’s so-called “Waste Book,” a diary of sorts that Newton inherited from his step-father which he took along with him and used for jotting notes about such things as his ideas on calculus while away from school due to the Great Plague in 1665.

In viewing the material, which can be paged through in a PDF type format, by clicking arrows, it’s easy to see that the digitization of Newton’s papers have come none too soon, as many of the pages are tattered, smeared and even burned-looking in some places. Thus, not only has putting the papers online made them accessible to anyone with a computer and an Internet connection, it has also caused them to be saved for posterity in an electronic form that will ensure they will be accessible to all those who may wish to view them in the future as well.

It was in Principia Mathematica that Newton laid out his theories on the laws of motion and universal gravitation which some suggest laid the groundwork for Einstein’s theories on relativity. And if that weren’t enough, Newton is also widely credited with “inventing” calculus, a mathematical science without which the modern world would simply not exist.

In all there are more than 4,000 pages of Newton’s work displayed on the site, which took a team of photo copyists the better part of this past summer to capture, though it’s obvious in looking at the results that there were many slow-downs as pages had to have some restorative efforts made in order to present them. Those working on the project are to be commended as the results show great care and dedication to a single purpose; namely showcasing one of history’s brightest minds.

It’s intriguing to see the notes Newton himself made on the first edition of Principia Mathematica, in preparing for the second, and happily, the University has announced that they will be adding translations for all of the text and notes as early as next year.

The University has also announced plans to make the works of other famous scientists available as the future unfolds and hopefully will continue to add more of the Newton library too, as thus far only about 20% of their collection has been made available online.

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rawa1
1.7 / 5 (6) Dec 12, 2011
The triagonal shape of Newton's head indicates, he suffered with Asperger's syndromme, a mild form of autism, which manifests with hypertrophy of prefrontal cortex:

http://mafinka007...wton.jpg

Children with autism have broader upper face, including wider eyes, shorter middle region of the face, including the cheeks and nose, broader or wider mouth and philtrum above the top lip.

http://www.aether...omea.jpg
Isaacsname
5 / 5 (1) Dec 12, 2011
Zed123
5 / 5 (5) Dec 12, 2011
The triagonal shape of Newton's head indicates, he suffered with Asperger's syndromme, a mild form of autism, which manifests with hypertrophy of prefrontal cortex:


Phrenology was debunked in the 19th Century champ. Although I'm sure you'll find somewhere to fit it into your wacky Dense Aether Theory....
Callippo
1 / 5 (6) Dec 12, 2011
Phrenology was debunked in the 19th Century champ..
Well, many 19th century ideas are returning by now. At the case of autists this connection to phrenology is rather straightforward, because their brains grow faster http://news.bbc.c...7149.stm

http://www.newsci...ing.html

Who occupies the religious stance by now? The fact something has been debunked before years doesn't mean, it cannot have its bit of truth later.
Zed123
5 / 5 (6) Dec 12, 2011
Callippo,

1. Why did you post as Rawa1 and then respond to my post as Callippo? Are you trying to make people think you actually have real friends? Just like you are trying to convince people that Dense Aether theory is a real theory?
2. What religious stance? Where did religion come into this?
3. The New Scientist article you linked was intersting. But it simply says that there seems to be a correlation between rapid brain growth as an infant and Autism. The article also clearly states you can't measure someone's head to diagnose Autism.

Is there anything else you'd like to be wrong about today?
Callippo
1.1 / 5 (8) Dec 12, 2011
The article also clearly states you can't measure someone's head to diagnose Autism.
So why it names "Head size gives autism early warning?"
What religious stance? Where did religion come into this?
Religion is in stance, there is absolutely nothing on the phrenology.
Why did you post as Rawa1 and then respond to my post as Callippo?
Because I'm using different computer at work and at home. I'm not trying to convince people about anything of my privacy.
Zed123
5 / 5 (4) Dec 12, 2011
Rawippo,

If you read entire articles instead of just the titles you may start to understand things better. The title provides a snapshot of the content of an article. The detail is contained in the body of the article itself.
The headline "Head size gives autism early warning" refers to the fact that a correlation has been found between rapid growth of an infants brain size under 1 year old and Autism. If you read to the end of the artcile you would have found the following:

"Janet Lainhart of the University of Utah told New Scientist that the new study sheds important new light on the developmental origins of autism, but she cautions that head size measurements alone cannot be used to screen children for the disorder: "You certainly wouldn't want to be taking head circumference measures and telling parents, 'Your child is at risk for autism.'"

continued....
Zed123
5 / 5 (6) Dec 12, 2011
...continued
Religion is in stance, there is absolutely nothing on the phrenology.

That sentence doesn't actually make sense.

Because I'm using different computer at work and at home. I'm not trying to convince people about anything of my privacy.


Physorg requires different user accounts for different computers do they? hmm must be a new security policy they have brought in. Except that its not because I use the same account at home and work. Of course I have real friends and don;t need to invent them...
rowbyme
not rated yet Dec 13, 2011
Rawa/Callipo is a nut case...let's not encourage him
rawa1
1 / 5 (2) Dec 13, 2011
Einstein, Newton displayed autistic traits

http://www.physor...642.html
http://www.newsci...ism.html

Accelerated Head Growth Can Predict Autism Before Behavioral Symptoms Start http://www.scienc...0127.htm

Why to deny the obvious things? If you didn't realize already, I'm not interested about opinions of other people - I'm just announcing the new obvious things here. If I wouldn't sure with it, I wouldn't waste my time with talking about it here.
Ethelred
3.7 / 5 (3) Dec 13, 2011
Perhaps Zephir thinks he is a modern analog of Newton.

Though his picture isn't a good match his behavior is.

Ethelred
Ricochet
not rated yet Dec 13, 2011
Because I'm using different computer at work and at home. I'm not trying to convince people about anything of my privacy.

Physorg requires different user accounts for different computers do they? hmm must be a new security policy they have brought in. Except that its not because I use the same account at home and work. Of course I have real friends and don;t need to invent them...

I think he means to say he doesn't want his work to spy on his rantings or figure out what he's posting... of course, posting a statement like that in a thread such as this does make a connection that someone closely discerning his posts could use to figure it out.... But that's his problem.
rawa1
1 / 5 (1) Dec 13, 2011
Perhaps Zephir thinks he is a modern analog of Newton
Rather counter-analogy? Newton introduced formal view into existing nonformal ideas about reality, whereas I'm introducing nonformal view into existing formal ideas about reality.
Ethelred
4 / 5 (4) Dec 13, 2011
Either way you think you have all the answers.

Newton's were testable because he formalized the ideas. You evade testing by turning your, whatever they are, into word wooze that you never take a stand on. Except of course that AWITBS is the answer to the Life, The Universe and Everthing including politics and finance.

Ethelred
rawa1
1 / 5 (3) Dec 13, 2011
You evade testing by turning your, whatever they are, into word wooze that you never take a stand on
AWT is defined with its postulates, I cannot change its meaning even if I would want to... It's not the fuzzy landscape of string theories (bosonic string theory, I string theory, IIA string theory, IIB string theory, HO string theory, HE string theory, K-theory, F-theory, L-theory, M-theory, string field theory, little string theory, N=2 superstring theory, ...)
Ethelred
3.7 / 5 (3) Dec 14, 2011
AWT is defined with its postulates, I cannot change its meaning even if I would want to...
Of course you can. Its yours, even when you pretended to be several different people at least one male and one female, Alexa and Alizee. And the postulates you post tend to be word wooze when I see them. Try a formal presentation of the postulates. All in one place and nicely labeled. A link to something in English will do. Google translation isn't good enough for that on the other blog you have.

. It's not the fuzzy landscape of string theories
Like or not it isn't fuzzy. It has 30 years of mathematical work behind it. That the landscape produces a vast array of possible universes doesn't bother me a bit as I think the idea that there MUST be a single theory that will exactly produce one universe and that being ours is silly. That the math is unfinished does bother me. Thirty years and it still isn't finished. Still that is more than you have.>>
Ethelred
3.7 / 5 (3) Dec 14, 2011
You left out a few. Kaluza-Klein theory, Quantum Loop Theory, Twistor theory and more but they all could be true in some universe IF they are mathematically valid. So far String HYPOTHESIS doesn't have a fully valid math.

You however just have word wooze and hand waving.

Ethelred

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