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Isaac Newton saw end of world in 2060
Times of India ^ | 6/18/07 | AP

Posted on 06/17/2007 7:26:12 PM PDT by voletti

JERUSALEM: Renowned British scientist Sir Isaac Newton, the father of modern physics and astronomy, predicted the world would end in 2060. He made the prediction in a 1704 letter that went on show in Jerusalem on Sunday.

A famed rationalist, who secured a royal exemption from the ordination in the Church of England that was normally expected of academics of his day so he would not have to follow its teachings, Newton nonetheless based his prediction on a Biblical text.

Working from verses in the Book of Daniel, the elaborator of the classical laws of gravity, motion and optics argued that the world would end 1,260 years after the foundation of the Holy Roman empire in western Europe in 800 AD.

The letter, on show at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University as part of an exhibition called “Newton’s Secrets”, is part of an array of papers of the British scientist bequeathed to the institution by a wealthy collector of scientific manuscripts.

The university said it was the first time the letter had been put on public show since 1969. Newton’s late 17th century work at Cambridge University was the foundation stone of modern science until the discovery of relativity and quantum mechanics in the last century.

But it has long been known that the ground-breaking physicist from Grantham, England, also took a keen interest in superstitions of his day that have long since fallen foul of modern science. Newton spent four years in the 1670s preparing a work on alchemy, the notion that base metals can be turned into gold.


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KEYWORDS: 2060; alchemy; apocalypse; armageddon; christian; endtimes; godsgravesglyphs; isaacnewton; newton; prophecy; scientist
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1 posted on 06/17/2007 7:26:15 PM PDT by voletti
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To: voletti

We’re DOOMED!


2 posted on 06/17/2007 7:27:46 PM PDT by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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To: voletti

Jesus said he didn’t know the date. I’ll go with that.


3 posted on 06/17/2007 7:27:50 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Satan is working both sides of the street in World Socialism and World Courts.)
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To: Huck; BurbankKarl

What, Not 2012??


4 posted on 06/17/2007 7:28:30 PM PDT by Perdogg (congratulations - you have just won an ipod nano)
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To: Perdogg

Hillary could be in 2008.

THE END


5 posted on 06/17/2007 7:30:17 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: voletti

no one knows but the Father


6 posted on 06/17/2007 7:30:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: voletti
Even great scientists can have crazy ideas. Some of the crazy ideas turn out to be true -- which is precisely which makes some scientists become recognized as great scientists.

But some of the crazy ideas are just crazy. The fact that a great scientist believes it does not automatically make it true. The fact that many scientists believe it does not automatically make it true.

Anthropogenic Global Warming is a case in point.

7 posted on 06/17/2007 7:31:13 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: voletti

Looking forward to it. I’ll be 109 by then so I’ll be bright eyed and bushy tailed and waiting for Sir Isaac’s ending.


8 posted on 06/17/2007 7:31:17 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions----and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: voletti

Yes and he also was an alchemist. Assuming he didn’t find the solution to that either I’ll assume he can be wrong on more than one thing..


9 posted on 06/17/2007 7:31:20 PM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: voletti

Apparently Newton never heard of the Kennedy\McCain\Bush banana bill,or he would have predicted it a whooooooole lot sooner !!!


10 posted on 06/17/2007 7:31:23 PM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: voletti

Bet he forgot there’s no year zero.


11 posted on 06/17/2007 7:31:44 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Perdogg

Mayan calenders where not handy for hanging on the fridge magnet.


12 posted on 06/17/2007 7:32:08 PM PDT by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: DManA

So he’s off by a year? LOL


13 posted on 06/17/2007 7:34:05 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: voletti

BAse metals can be turned into gold;all you need is a nuclear lab and unlimited funding.


14 posted on 06/17/2007 7:34:57 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a creditcard?)
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To: voletti
A famed rationalist, who secured a royal exemption from the ordination in the Church of England that was normally expected of academics of his day so he would not have to follow its teachings, Newton nonetheless based his prediction on a Biblical text.

Newton was what would now be called a Noahide - a believer in the truth of Judaism and the Hebrew Scriptures, but not a Christian nor a convert to Judaism.

15 posted on 06/17/2007 7:35:22 PM PDT by hlmencken3 (Originalist on the the 'general welfare' clause? No? NOT an originalist!)
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To: voletti

Actually, the world won’t end, but rather be “made new” again, which we see at the end of Revelation. That’s when Jesus hands the Kingdom over to God and “all things are made new” at that time (at the time of the Great White Throne Judgement).

And the time frame for that is — at least — 1,000 years (for the time period of the Kingdom of God on this earth, during which time the Messiah of Israel rules), and then the prior time of the Tribulation, which is a 7 year period of time.

So, right there, that’s another 1,007 years prior to the time “all things are made new” — at least. And then, it’s “up in the air” as to when the Tribulation time starts (which kicks it all off, the 1,007 years of time). That could start anywhere from now (this evening, the next day) to the next few years to a decade or so.

I don’t think it will be longer than a decade, because of the pressures and the capabilities of the Islamic nations in progressing towards their goal of the destruction of Israel. At some near point in the future, they will actually have the capability to destroy Israel. When that happens (when they reach that point), that will be the point in time which will kick off a whole series of events, talked about in the Bible, which starts off the Tribulaton period, those terrible 7 years of judgement (from God, upon this earth, and upon the present nations of the world, as we see them now).

It’s not really that far away, that these things will happen, because we see all the Islamic nations and countries moving very methodically and purposefully towards that destruction of Israel which is their primary goal in life.

Regards,
Star Traveler


16 posted on 06/17/2007 7:35:30 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: voletti

Well that sucks....the world will end one year before I turn 100. Oh well.


17 posted on 06/17/2007 7:35:59 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Soon it will be football season!!!!)
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To: voletti

I’ll be 85 years old so let it come!!


18 posted on 06/17/2007 7:37:11 PM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Perdogg

You think Iran will be ready to destroy Israel with nuclear weapons by 2012? I would think they would fully well have the capability by then...


19 posted on 06/17/2007 7:38:31 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: saganite

I’ll be a young 103 whippersnapper.


20 posted on 06/17/2007 7:39:13 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008 (or Fred Thompson if he ever makes up his mind))
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To: voletti

We’ll just have to see what God has to say about that.


21 posted on 06/17/2007 7:39:30 PM PDT by girlscout
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To: plain talk

A year can make a big difference if trying to make reservations.


22 posted on 06/17/2007 7:40:37 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008 (or Fred Thompson if he ever makes up his mind))
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To: Larry Lucido

yup and we will have a live thread going right here

btw Happy fathers day LL


23 posted on 06/17/2007 7:40:42 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: Larry Lucido

Century mark for me....life is fatal if you live long enough.


24 posted on 06/17/2007 7:41:16 PM PDT by lightman (If false accusation was rare it wouldn't be in the Ten Commandments!)
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To: saganite

I'll only be 92!

25 posted on 06/17/2007 7:41:37 PM PDT by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: Perdogg

If Hillary is elected it will.


26 posted on 06/17/2007 7:41:43 PM PDT by Niuhuru
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To: Perdogg
You beat me to it, I thought the world was supposed to end on Dec 21, 2012, my birthday no less.

Some birthday present huh?

27 posted on 06/17/2007 7:42:02 PM PDT by pctech
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To: saganite

I will be pretty near to you in age. Maybe we can enjoy a champange together.


28 posted on 06/17/2007 7:42:39 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: al baby

LOL...you’re probably right!


29 posted on 06/17/2007 7:43:17 PM PDT by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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To: voletti

The Mayans said 2012.


30 posted on 06/17/2007 7:43:31 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (Swift as the wind; Calmly majestic as a forest; Steady as the mountains.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Yeah, you would think it would atleast wait for you to get to 100.


31 posted on 06/17/2007 7:43:48 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: voletti

It’s real hard to explain so I leave it up to my fellow Freepers to fill in the blanks, so here goes.... How do you explain to somebody that at least 300 years ago somebody needed a way to state when a planetary body would cross the orbit of another planetary body, I’m just blown away that somebody (Sir Isaac) would just invent another form of mathematics (the Calculus) to explain all that. Feel Free to expound. B.S.


32 posted on 06/17/2007 7:44:58 PM PDT by printhead
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To: al baby
btw Happy fathers day LL

Thank you, al baby.

Um, do you know something I don't?

33 posted on 06/17/2007 7:45:34 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008 (or Fred Thompson if he ever makes up his mind))
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To: hoosierham
"BAse metals can be turned into gold;all you need is a nuclear lab and unlimited funding."

Piece o' cake ....

Build a lab ... look like you're doing something ... and buy lots of Kruegerands.

melt 'em down and voila !

GOLD !

34 posted on 06/17/2007 7:45:47 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: American_Centurion

“I thought you was a toad!”


35 posted on 06/17/2007 7:45:47 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions----and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: lightman

And I’ll have made the last payment on my student loan, too!


36 posted on 06/17/2007 7:46:52 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008 (or Fred Thompson if he ever makes up his mind))
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To: Larry Lucido

But dad


37 posted on 06/17/2007 7:47:05 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: voletti
Cassandra and Jeremiah Ping!

It's 2060......if you' re up for it!

38 posted on 06/17/2007 7:48:03 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: bmwcyle
Jesus said he didn’t know the date. I’ll go with that.

You obviously don't understand the gravity of the situation. This is Newton we're talking about. </humor>

39 posted on 06/17/2007 7:48:05 PM PDT by sourcery (Double Feature: "The Amnestyville Horror" and "Kill the Bill, Vol. 2")
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To: printhead

What are we supposed to expound on? Is it calculus that we’re supposed to expound on? Is it the prediction about the end of the world? I’m not sure I’m getting what you’re saying...


40 posted on 06/17/2007 7:51:00 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: voletti
I won't have to worry about it.
41 posted on 06/17/2007 7:52:03 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: printhead

I’ll probably be corrected here but I don’t think Sir Isaac’s discovery of calculus had anything to do with his gravitational discoveries.

By the way, Sir Isaac had some competition in the invention of calculus. Leibnitz invented it at about the same time. Just a footnote!


42 posted on 06/17/2007 7:52:51 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions----and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: voletti

I’ll turn 100 that year, so what the heck!


43 posted on 06/17/2007 7:53:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Fred Thompson/John Bolton 2008)
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To: bmwcyle

I’m with you.


44 posted on 06/17/2007 7:55:25 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: pctech

How old may I ask???


45 posted on 06/17/2007 7:57:19 PM PDT by Perdogg (congratulations - you have just won an ipod nano)
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To: Mrs.Z

Hillary could be in 2008.

THE END

LOL!


46 posted on 06/17/2007 7:57:32 PM PDT by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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To: lightman

Well we will ALL still be working at 2060 since the illegals will have sucked Social Security dry and the rest of our investments get eaten up by taxes and double digit 3rd world style inflation in the United Federation of the Americas.....that is if we aren’t spending our days at the Hate Crimes Reform Penitentiary for Christian/Zionists sensitivity reprogramming.... a ‘dePRAVED New World’ indeed.


47 posted on 06/17/2007 7:57:46 PM PDT by tflabo (<p>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The bad news for me,I’ll be long dead.The good news,some ex-Mexican can have my Social Security check !!!


48 posted on 06/17/2007 7:58:37 PM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: plain talk
He was a very silly man for a genius. It seems when God gives you a gift in one area he pairs it with a deficit in others.
49 posted on 06/17/2007 7:59:07 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Obie Wan
The bad news for me,I’ll be long dead.The good news,some ex-Mexican can have my Social Security check !!!

Errrrrr... I think you got that statement backwards....

50 posted on 06/17/2007 8:00:50 PM PDT by tflabo (<p>)
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