[b]Isaac Newton: End of the World Will Come After 2060[/b]JERUSALEM (AP) -- Three-century-old manuscripts by Isaac Newton calculating the exact date of the apocalypse, detailing the precise dimensions of the ancient temple in Jerusalem and interpreting passages of the Bible -- exhibited this week for the first time -- lay bare the little-known religious intensity of a man many consider history's greatest scientist.Newton, who died 280 years ago, is known for laying much of the groundwork for modern physics, astronomy, math and optics. But in a new Jerusalem exhibit, he appears as a scholar of deep faith who also found time to write on Jewish law -- even penning a few phrases in careful Hebrew letters -- and combing the Old Testament's Book of Daniel for clues about the world's end.The documents, purchased by a Jewish scholar at a Sotheby's auction in London in 1936, have been kept in safes at Israel's national library in Jerusalem since 1969. ...read more: http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/06/18/newton.papers.ap/index.html
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Very interesting... Knew somewhat of his fervor ...
Michael Faraday, perhaps the greatest scientific experimenter back in the 1800s, said, But why will people go astray, when they have this blessed book of God to guide them? Sir Isaac Newton, a scientist in the preceding century, said, If the Bible is true, the time is coming when men shall travel at fifty miles an hour. And Voltaire, the French skeptic, commented, Poor Isaac. He was in his dotage when he made that prophecy. It only shows what Bible study will do to an otherwise scientific mind.