Issac Newton

Pitcher





Scientist
Field: Astronomy

1642-1727





Issac Newton Notes

In Philosophia naturalis principia mathematica, Newton establishes the laws of gravity and the universal laws of motion. In 1666, when he was 23, Newton discovered the calculus (at about the same time as Leibniz) which provided rules for dealing with rates of change. Ten years later, in what will be referred to as Newton's Other Law, he writes: "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." This comment, no doubt, is based on an aphorism appearing in Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy: "Pygmies placed on the shoulders of giants see more than the giants themselves." Burton's source, no doubt, is from the 12th Century scholastic Bernard de Chartres, who apparently said: "In comparison with the ancients we stand like dwarfs on the shoulders on giants." (See the stained glass window at the Cathedral of Chartres where Matthew is sitting astride Isaiah's shoulders). What Newton's Other law implies is that human knowledge and understanding is a very cumulative affair.









Issac Newton Official Cosmic Record
YEAR TEAM ERA IP ER BB K W L
1991 Ionians 3.41 74 28 30 45 3 2
1992 Ionians 3.74 142 59 51 78 6 7
1993 Ionians 3.78 100 42 56 62 7 3
1994 Ionians 3.77 62 26 21 37 4 1
1995 Ionians 3.55 88 35 47 61 2 6
1996 Ionians 2.67 91 27 37 56 9 9
1997 Ionians 3.42 137 52 49 78 4 3
Total 7 Seasons Pitching 3.49 694 269 291 417 35 31
KEY
ERA-Earned Run Average; Ip-Innings Pitched; ER-Earned Runs; BB-Walk; K-Strikeout; W-Won; L-Lost








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Issac Newton 1998 Cosmic Player Plate
URL: http://www.cosmicbaseball.com/newton8.html
Published: November 15, 1997
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