“Sir Isaac Newton, an icon of scientific revelation, led a secret life as a scholar of the mysterious art of alchemy. “

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What appears in retrospect as the crazier side of Newton’s life work began to be published over thirty years ago when his correspondence revealed him enjoining his students to attempt to acquire the Philosopher’s Stone in central Europe. Science was very unevenly developed in Newton’s age and it was a commonly held belief that science could not improve on what had been done by classical scientists.

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