Whoah why the hate for Isaac Newton? Actually, being an engineer, calculus is pretty darn important to me! It's the basis for formulating, understanding, and predicting how physical systems will behave. It benefits anyone that lives in a modern technological society. Not to say that someone else wouldn't have come along and figured it out eventually, but you gotta give credit where credit is due.
Isaac Newton, Watchtower, and LDS...
I have no hate for Isaac Newton, one of the most important men of science.
But the JWs leaders give him as by way of "argument by authority," probably
because Newton was probably an Arian in his religious ideas, and I don't think
he had any ideas about it that change the outcome of the deliberation about
that. What each side brings to the issue makes the difference, not who said
A funny topic could be made about otherwise very bright people that show the
fallacy of "argument by authority." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writer of Sherlock
Holmes books and another product of his times, believed in the Cottingley
Fairies and seances, etc.
Regarding Albert Einstein: "One teacher even told him that he would never
amount to anything."
"The world is more like it is now then it ever has before."
- Dwight Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States
"Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding,
but his memory."
Leonardo Da Vinci, Notebooks, c. 1500
Newton's second law
Force Equals Mass (x) Acceleration