Perspective from Sir Isaac Newton

Your life, for you, is the “greatest drama of all time” for sure, as well as your greatest opportunity, but did you ever think that all of life, history and science is also one created entity, and therefore, under it’s Creator, the one “greatest riddle of all time”? I’ve reached as far as chapter one in Richardson’s book “Unhidden” and commend to you, from it’s first chapter, page 10, a quote about Sir Isaac Newton:

“He looked on the whole universe and all that is in it as a riddle, as a secret which could be read by applying pure thought to certain evidence, certain mystic clues which God has laid about the world to allow a sort of philosopher’s treasure hunt . . . He believed that these clues were to be found partly in certain papers and traditions handed down . . . He regarded the universe as a cryptogram set by the Almighty.”

— John Maynard Keynes, “Newton the Man”
Written for the Royal Society of London’s tercentenary [300th] celebration of Newton’s birth, 1942

2 Comments

  1. Don and Donna April 4, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Yes, the Almighty clearly directs us to subdue the earth. When done with Christian character the result will be God’s blessing and the earth will be replenished – see Genesis 1:28

  2. Donald April 16, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Another observation of Newton’s I recently came across from the world of medicine:
    “In the absence of any other proof the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence”
    – Isaac Newton

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