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Sir Isaac Newton – on the Shoulders of Giants

Author: Mark Dixon
Thursday, January 3, 2008
10:33 am

My daughter Holly gave me a calendar for Christmas that offers a bit of sage advice each day. Today’s quotation from Sir Isaac Newton is as germane today as it was during his life 300 years ago: “If I have been able to see farther than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants.”

What humility and gratitude from a man of such gigantic intellect and pivotal contribution to the world! We today are all beneficiaries of giants like Newton and others, on whose visionary shoulders we stand.

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2 Responses to “Sir Isaac Newton – on the Shoulders of Giants”

    So you think Newton was a gigantic intellect? Think again; he was one of many troublemakers. See here.


    Comment by Eric Norman on January 3, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Maybe we should say that he was a pesky academic with a gigantic intellect! 🙂

    Comment by Mark Dixon on January 4, 2008 at 6:14 am

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