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Dec 25 2009

A very special person was born on this day!

Yes, gang, today is Isaac Newton’s 367th birthday! Celebrate by eating 367 apples.

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  1. 1
    otakursed

    Can I just drop one apple 367 times?

  2. 2
    Guillaume

    Well, since Isaac Newton was not born from a virgin, I deny gravity, just like I deny the theories of Galileo and Darwin. Obviously, if any of them had to be right, they would have been born from a virgin, or would have got their writings all hot from a burning bush or something.

  3. 3
    eta.tauri

    Yay! Happy Newtonmas!

  4. 4
    Martin

    otakursed: But then where will you get your fiber!?

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    JT

    If you've been a good girl or boy, the ghost of Sir Isaac Newton might arise through the floor and leave calculus books under your tree!

  6. 6
    Lord Spud

    So, you leave santa cookies and milk. What do you leave Sir Isaac's ghost, a pi?

  7. 7
    Whateverman

    My Grandmother also turned 90 yesterday. Happy birthday, olde folks!

  8. 8
    Justin

    Matt, please publish your rant on the historicity of Jesus on the last Non-prophets.

  9. 9
    Rasputin

    Yeah, you know who else was born on Christmas?Me.Boy was my brother pissed.

  10. 10
    R. Daneel Olivaw

    Actually, Newton was born in december 25 1642 of the OLD calendar. In the Gregorian Calendar (the current one) that date corresponds to january 4 1643. But I still celebrate Summer Solstice on the 25 and wait for Zombie Newton to bring us presents and apples.

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    Avenging Skeptic

    The radio station I'm on does a nightly celebrity trivia bit. Early in the hours of Dec 25th, I chose Isaac Newton as my trivia question. Even better, the theist who is on air with me didn't get a chance to mention that it was allegedly Jesus' birthday, because I was hosting and choosing the questions (sneaky me!)Hooray for sticking some science and reason into the media!!

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    village1diot

    I dropped an apple 367 millimeters. That will have to suffice, as I got sick after eating my 93rd apple.

  13. 13
    Ian Andreas Miller

    Today is Newton's birthday according to our calendar!http://www.islandcrisis.net/2010/01/issac-newton-google-doodle/Heh, if Newton were to see this blog, he'd freak out. He was a deeply religious man.

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    Martin

    He was also into alchemy, as I understand it. Wild man.

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    Ian Andreas Miller

    He would have considered alchemy a legtimate avenue of intellectual pursuit, one that would give the natural philosopher an opportunity to study the interface between the natural world (matter) and the supernatural one (spirit). It was, really, a way to keep his science from being too "atheistically" mechanical.

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