Newton’s Own Gravitational Pull

The Royal Society is defined by the way in which they uphold the prestige and honor of science while continually bolstering and pushing for its advancements as they benefit the world. They describe their history and mission as the history and mission of modern science. The Royal society places all trust in science over even authority. The fellowship of these scientists believes and trusts in only true science to explain and advance the world.

So much of these ideals, which create a foundation for this fellowship seem inspired and even spurred by many of history’s greatest natural philosophers and physicians. Specifically, the ideas of the renowned Sir Isaac Newton can be traced into the Royal Society. Newton, who was a master in many fields and schools, is most famous for his theories on the laws of motion and universal gravitation. This was one of many theories which would aid our understanding for centuries and even today. The impact this man had on the entire world reaches what seems for The Royal Society to be the aim and mission of science. What Newton has done, seems to be what they aim to do. His strides, bold and against odds, trust science alone and push our society further into knowledge and understanding the world around us.

 

-Caitlyn Grabill

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