We've all heard the story. A young Isaac Newton is sitting beneath an apple tree contemplating the mysterious universe. Suddenly - boink! -an apple hits him on the head. "Aha!" he shouts, or perhaps, "Eureka!" In a flash he understands that the very same force that brought the apple crashing toward the ground also keeps the moon falling toward the Earth and the Earth falling toward the sun: gravity.
Or something like that. The apocryphal story is one of the most famous in the history of science and now you can see for yourself what Newton actually said. Squirreled away in the archives of London's Royal Society was a manuscript containing the truth about the apple.
It is the manuscript for what would become a biography of Newton entitled Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton's Life written by William Stukeley, an archaeologist and one of Newton's first biographers, and published in 1752. Newton told the apple story to Stukeley, who relayed it as such:
"After dinner, the weather being warm, we went into the garden and drank thea, under the shade of some apple trees...he told me, he was just in the same situation, as when formerly, the notion of gravitation came into his mind. It was occasion'd by the fall of an apple, as he sat in contemplative mood. Why should that apple always descend perpendicularly to the ground, thought he to himself..."
The Royal Society has made the manuscript available today for the first time in a fully interactive digital form on their website at The digital release is occurring on the same day as the publication of Seeing Further (HarperPress, £25), an illustrated history of the Royal Society edited by Bill Bryson, which marks the Royal Society's 350th anniversary this year.
So it turns out the apple story is true - for the most part. The apple may not have hit Newton in the head, but I'll still picture it that way. Meanwhile, three and a half centuries and an Albert Einstein later, physicists still don't really understand gravity. We're gonna need a bigger apple.What does tb mean in storage? What are the six infinity stones? What is the meaning of the name sarah? What do brackets mean in a quote? what are helper classes what is the cost to renew electrician helper licence in texas What time does outer banks come out eastern time? What does a triangle with three circles on the tips? How are people using grindr for tricks? Teacher tips + how to handle students that are out of control? How to make cream corn? What does it mean when you dream about yourself dying? What does hubby mean? How to use vitagel with fake tips? In and of itself show how tricks? What are four tips for successful networking? how many calories is in hamburger helper What does low tsh mean? cheesy italian shells hamburger helper what you will need How to grill steak tips? What are anti lock brakes? How to stop binge eating at night? How to clean foggy headlights? What does an abnormal pap smear mean? How many total tricks in spades? How to change margins in word? How to uninstall league of legends? How to check airpod battery? Amazon union what does it mean? What does disgruntled mean? How to publish a book on amazon? What does yellow discharge mean? What does vo2 max mean? allah is sufficient for me what an excellent protector; what an excellent helper! What is the meaning of ajar? What does full spectrum mean? What size skateboard should i get no tricks? How to ask for tips in massage? How to fix constipation fast? What does a hard drive look like? What does wet back mean? How to become a real estate agent? How to check temperature of pc linus tech tips? Tips on how to keep a classroom journal? What does desi mean? How to thin hair? What is the real meaning behind the confederate flag? What does believe you can and you're halfway there meaning? How to lock rows in excel? How to reset hp laptop? Http://sarahmdorseydesigns.blogspot.com/2012/08/tips-for-applying-nailtrim-and-what-im.html? What is boondocking? how to turn off nvidia web service helper What does it mean when a mourning dove visits you? What do different colors of mucus mean? What does indignant mean? What are jacarandas? What is the meaning of courteous? What is contingent meaning? What tips are used for dynamic mode nanosurf? My dog runs away when i try to teach her tricks? How to take care of a venus fly trap? How to group worksheets in excel? What is the slang meaning of drip? What does base salary mean? What does sedition charges mean? What time is it in san francisco? What does skewed mean in math? what does a best buy deliver helper do What does importer mean? How to suggest tips for duncan for tip of the day video? What does bfn mean? What is the meaning of blue alert? What does the rainbow mean? How to make gasoline? What does fb mean in text? What is rpx? What is the meaning of room and board? where do you find your helper number family search How to treat dog ear infection without vet? What time does the sun come up? How to tie a wrap dress? How do you make your iphone 4 new tricks? how can i get more helper points in yahtzee with buddies game What does nfsw mean? What does butch mean? What time does moon come up tonight? How to get to the rold route elden ring? What are the bases sexually? What does sentiment mean? What does vigilant mean? What are haptics? what is sql helper class What is a satanist? How to cure eye infection in 24 hours? How long to grill boneless chicken thighs? What do white nail tips mean? Tips on how to apply nkd skn tinted sunless tan mousse dark? How to watch champions league? Tips how to photoshop hed shots? What does popular mean? 21 dirty tricks at work: how to win at office politics torrent?
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