As I'm sure many people are aware these days, with the greater availability of historical materials and their analysis, Isaac Newton was as much alchemist as scientist. His worldview encompassed mysticism, mathematics, and cosmology in equal parts, a function of his time. You can't really pick apart Newton the scientist from Newton the mystic, Newton of the equations and proofs from Newton of the search for the philosopher's stone.

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On 27th November 2013, Sotheby?s London will offer a first edition of the most important book in the history of science ? Sir Isaac Newton?s Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (?Mathematical principles of natural philosoph...

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JERUSALEM (AP).- He's considered to be one of the greatest scientists of all time. But Sir Isaac Newton was also an influential theologian who applied a scientific approach to the study of scripture, Hebrew and Jewish mysticism. Now...

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The 17th century manuscript, which was handwritten by Isaac Newton, describes a procedure for making mercuryâ€”a substance that alchemists thought could turn lead into gold. Read more...

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You may be familiar with Isaac Newton from such inventions as calculus and the law of universal gravitation. What you may not know is that he was also an avid "chymist," or alchemist. In fact, Newton actually wrote roughly a million...

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