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Isaac Newton; when one first hears the name, the mind thinks of some of the worlds most important scientific discoveries such as gravity, or the universal laws of motion.   Newton was one of the most important scientific figures the world has ever seen and his papers and scientific achievements have become the basis for modern science.   Newton was influenced by some of the greatest scientists and philosophers the world has ever seen, such as Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, and Johannes Kepler, just to name a few.     Although these philosophers and scientists formed the basis of Newton’s theories this does not mean they are more important than he was. Through the discovery of gravitational motion, through his work with light and optics, and through the three universal laws of motion, Isaac Newton formed the basis of modern science and to this day has had a profound impacted science in our world today.  
Isaac Newton was an English scientist and is regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time.   Newton was born in 1642, in Grantham, Lincolnshire.   His father was a wealthy farmer but died just three months after Newton’s birth.     Newton was known to always challenge the conceptions of the times, although Newton had many scientific accomplishments he was always very humble and very modest.     In 1661 Newton entered Cambridge University, this was the first major event in Isaac Newton’s life.   Cambridge is where Newton truly started to expand his knowledge of mathematics and science, and where he started to experiment in fields he didn’t know.   Newton believed that his time at Cambridge was the height of his creative power.     Most of the experiments done by Newton over his scientific career would be performed on the grounds of the university.   Some of Newton’s most important scientific discoveries were made during his time as a student at Cambridge.   In 1669 Newton became a mathematics professor at Cambridge, and ended up spending most of his...


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