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On the Shoulders of Giants? - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Mar 16, 2019

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] Isaac Newton is often thought to be the inventor of the apparently self-deprecating phrase ‘If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants’, but he was not: actually it had been in use for over 500 years before he repeated it in 1675. Of more significance is that Newton wrote … Read More