Christmas Day this year sees the 378th birthday of Sir Isaac Newton, a major figurehead of the Scientific Revolution and arguably England’s greatest ‘natural philosopher.’ Here, for festive fun purposes only, we imagine how an interview with the great man might go today.
E&T: Good morning, Sir Isaac. Let’s get a few terms clear from the start. In the 21st century you’re often hailed as ‘Britain’s greatest ever scientist.’ You’re shaking your head. Please explain.