SIR ISAAC NEWTON, “STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS” , WHO ARE?
Posted On November 2, 2010
Question by sham69: SIR ISAAC NEWTON, “STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS” , WHO ARE?
THE GIANTS I AM GOING TO SAY , copernicus , galileo , and jeremiah horrocks , am not sure bout robert hooke , can any one give a definite answer ,or is it all speculation as to who is
Answer by Dale
Robert Hooke was a contemporary of Issac Newton, and he was a very short man. He came up with Hooke’s law regarding springs. Hooke was jealous of Newton and always trying unsuccessfully to compete with Newton. Newton thought very lowly of Hooke. Newton’s “giants” quote was a stab at Hooke, both intellectually and in physical stature.
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