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1. Interview: 'Faith and Reason' Transcript
, Johannes Kepler , and Isaac Newton were men of deep faith who forged their vision of the Heavens as an offshoot of their theology. DR. DAVIES: Scientists were all deeply religious, and they believed that in doing their science they were
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2. Interview: George Coyne
modern science people like Isaac Newton, Descartes , and Galileo were all very religious people. So doing science is not inherently incompatible with religious faith. However the great successes of science - Galileo's telescopic observations,
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3. General Term: Newton, Isaac (1642-1727)
Newton, Isaac (1642-1727) English natural philosopher. His Works include: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy , 1687. Opticks , 1704. His importance lay in the areas of: Gravity, mathematics, optics, astronomy, motion,
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4. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Topic: An Introduction to Divine Action: Isaac ...
to Divine Action: Isaac Newton ’s God Newton would have subscribed to the following six ways in which God was active: the creation of matter and setting it in motion in accordance with certain prescribed laws; the
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5. Intro Topic: The Birth of Modern Cosmology
eventually demonstrated by Isaac Newton later in the century. With his own law of gravity Newton showed that the same force which keeps our feet anchored to the ground was also responsible for keeping the moon in orbit around the earth, and
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6. General Term: Heliocentric
Aristotle ’s views. Isaac Newton (1642-1727) finally cements this revolution with the 1/d 2 gravitational law, which gives a proper explanation of the elliptical orbits of the planets, and of motion on the earth. Above all, it is
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7. Neuroscience Topic: The Person in Modern Thought
especially as developed by Isaac Newton , matter was also seen as inert, or passive. But matter in Newton's conception, rather than being moved by immanent forms, was moved by external, physical forces. This raised a dilemma: if we maintain the
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8. Intro Topic: History
Johannes Kepler , and Isaac Newton - saw their new vision of the universe as an offshoot of their theology. Newton. in particular, was a religious fanatic whose whole life work can be seen as a search for God. Even the infamous Galileo was
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9. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Topic: Science and Divine Action
by considering how the great Newton would have thought of God’s action. After An Introduction to Divine Action: Isaac Newton’s God we show how this thinking could lead to a God of the gaps model. Crucial to many modern attempts to
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10. General Term: Classical Mechanics
based on the work of Isaac Newton and on three-dimensional Euclidean geometry, also called Newtonian mechanics . Recall that in classical physics, nature is described as a closed causal system of ‘matter in motion’ and governed
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