Yesterday in 1684, Isaac Newton’s paper on the theory of gravity was read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley. I wonder how it was received? Did they nod and say ,“Oh yes, I can see exactly what he is getting at”, or did they scratch their powdered wigs and shrug their shoulders, thinking “Poor Isaac has been spending too much time sitting under the trees.”
Hard sciences were never my strong suit in high school and college. Neither was mathematics. for that matter, although I was pretty ace at Psychology statistics in graduate school. In college, the Physics majors I knew often said that Physics was a way of investigating God. I was just glad I didn’t have to take any physics classes. Biology, now that was a subject I could embrace. I don’t know what it means that my poorest grade in college was in bowling, a physical education class I despised. Maybe if I had taken a Physics class I would have been a better bowler.
What came easily to you in school? What was difficult? What would you like to learn about now?