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    • The Newton Papers

    • The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton's Manuscripts
    • By: Sarah Dry
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Isaac Newton died in 1727 without a will, he left behind a wealth of papers that, when examined, gave his followers and his family a deep sense of unease. Some of what they contained was wildly heretical and alchemically obsessed, hinting at a Newton altogether stranger and less palatable than the one enshrined in Westminster Abbey as the paragon of English rationality. These manuscripts had the potential to undermine not merely Newton's reputation, but that of the scientific method he embodied.

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