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Sir Isaac Newton 1642-1727 was the greatest and most prominent physicist to ever walk upon the Earths surface yet we have the Anti-Newtonians who say that Sir Isaac Newton should not be considered the greatestmost influential physicist of the past or present However in Dr Michael Harts book The 100 Most Influential People in History Sir Isaac Newton is listed as the second most substantial person in history with Muhammad being the first and Jesus Christ being the third Surely it must take a great man to reach a status higher than Jesus Christ So what was it that Sir Isaac Newton did to elevate himself above the other physicists of yesterday and today such as Thales of Miletus 625-545 BC Tycho Brahe 1546-1601 Galileo Galilei 1564-1642 Albert Einstein 1879-1955 James Clerk Maxwell 1831-1879 and Richard Feynman 1918-1988 The answer to this question can be found within Sir Isaac Newtons gathering of the laws and theories of the physicists before him that were to be used in the development of his own three laws of motion These three laws paved the way for the physicists of the future and still lie at the heart of almost every modern day physics problem Michael Write the author of Isaac Newton The Last Sorcerer states It is no exaggeration to say that almost everything we do in the modern world is based upon Sir Isaac Newtons enormous achievements and that this position is justified by his unparallel contributions to science p363 The donations to science that made Sir Isaac Newton the most renowned physicist in history also molded and enhanced mankinds view of the world around them Daniel Orange PhD and Gregg Stebben say The genius of Newtons laws made it possible to predict the behavior of anything mechanical that the eye can see reducing the complex world to a simple machine much like a car a bike or an egg beater Although Sir Isaac Newton died in
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