[Marxism] [pen-l] Fwd: Isaac Newton and “junk science” | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Ian J. Seda-Irizarry isedairi at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 08:25:10 MDT 2016


It turns out Keynes knew about this a long time ago:
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/Extras/Keynes_Newton.html

"Newton was not the first of the age of reason. He was the last of the
magicians, the last of the Babylonians and Sumerians..."

On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 5:20 PM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
>
> Today’s Washington Post has an article with the rather lurid title “Isaac
> Newton spent a lot of time on junk ‘science,’ and this manuscript proves
> it”. It turns out that he was “super into alchemy” as reporter Elahe Izadi
> puts it.
>
> full: https://louisproyect.org/2016/04/09/isaac-newton-and-junk-science/
>
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