- The Archive:
April 2008 (As
featured in the online newsletter Career on the Line by Education
Career Services, Inc.)
- Sir Isaac Newton
- The Archive - by Dianne
paved the way for new technologies, better efficiency, and more convenient
human performance. The road of many inventors has been challenging, often
dangerous, and even rewarding. One such man, Isaac Newton, contributed
a new philosophy of science.
He was fascinated
with the physical world and how things worked. His curiosity was the foundation
for his immense pursuit to understand the dynamics of math and science.
He especially took an interest in light waves and certainly could not
have foreseen how his contribution would someday lay a foundation of concepts
that are accepted by those scientists who now explore the string theory
or somnoluminescence. He just knew that he saw a world full of light and
wanted to understand how it interacts with other things. His strong math
skills and his great love for science even led to his exploration into
the concepts of gravity. However, his thirst for knowledge also led him
into alchemy which has recently gained much more interest. He even delved
into reconciling ancient manuscripts so that they shared more of the same
view of history. Newton like Einstein, in his later days became focused
on that "other" element in science. This led to his pondering
of how the part of us that makes us alive fits into the physical realm.
his share of critics and was one who also had to forge a path that was
independent from the thoughts of his time. He had to get to a place where
what others thought of his scientific and philosophic ideas could not
keep him from forging a new way. His journey shadows much of what others
must do in any field in order to succeed. It is then essential to believe
in the hard work, overcome the fear of failure, and know that new ideas
require change in thought which can take time.