Only an empiricist really understands wine tasting!


I always knew that one day I’d find links between my all time personal hero, Isaac Newton, philosophy, and wine tasting! Here we go, can you see the links too: Only recently have I "joined up" these dots discovering that Newton (the alchemist) and Locke (the philosopher) were friends, and that Locke was influenced by … Continue reading Only an empiricist really understands wine tasting!

Was Isaac Newton the original Sherlock Holmes?


Isaac Newton, Master of the Royal Mint 1696-1727 Did you know that the great Isaac Newton was once in charge of the Royal Mint? Yes, the greatest scientist of all time became head of the Mint with two main objectives; to oversee  the recoinage of old Elizabethan coins, and to eliminate counterfeiting, especially to catch … Continue reading Was Isaac Newton the original Sherlock Holmes?

Standing on the shoulders of Isaac Newton!


"Hero" might seem to be the wrong word to use when one looks at dictionary definitions of the word, but Isaac Newton is someone whose work I admire greatly, whose career was wider and more interesting than most people know, a scholar who revolutionised science, a man of such single minded dedication that he stuck … Continue reading Standing on the shoulders of Isaac Newton!