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In July I had the privilege of visiting our nations capital and several of the Smithsonians While hunting for a suitable subject for my paper I came across a replica of Sir Isaac Newtons reflecting telescope Explore The Universe Immediately I was dumbfounded by the thought that this was one of the first tools of modern science where our fascination of space and possibilities began Sir Isaac Newton a physicist mathematician astronomer natural philosopher alchemist and Christian theologian paved the way for countless modern day discoveries which influence us today His creativity ability to excel in logical thinking and mechanical inclination started at a young age but Newton was misunderstood by most They believed him to be lazy and lack common sense Only when his formal secondary education began did people recognize his true intelligence Cullen 3 Born prematurely and only three months after his fathers death Isaac was a feeble infant and his likelihood of survival was little to none especially without latter-day technology As his mother put it he was puny enough to fit in a quart mug Ten Strange Facts About Newton Surviving the odds at age three Isaacs mother Hannah Ayscough sent him to live with her mother so she could wed Barnabas Smith a well-off man who was twice her age and did not like Isaac This only lasted for about eight years Shortly after his stepfathers death when Isaac was almost twelve his mother returned with his stepsiblings Isaac was very pleased It was rumored that Isaac loathed his stepfather and was happy for his mothers return Sir Isaac Newton At about this same time Isaac learned the importance of self worth and confidence Gleick 16 As he got older he learned how to stand up for himself for example one day he challenged the school tyrant who had been bullying him for many years to a fight Isaac not only won the fight but
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