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Mr Whistons mistakes in his new theory, 3 April 1698

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [45]

Scope and Contents

A short critique of William Whiston's A New Theory of the Earth, from its Original to the Consummation of all Things, (1696) , intended to damn Cartesian astronomy and advance corollaries to Newtonian thought instead. He affirmed the truth of the flood narrative in Genesis, ascribing the deluge to the impact of a comet. Whiston had been converted to Newtonianism by a paper of David Gregory. At the foot of this document is an unrelated note, dated 6 Sept. 1708, to the effect that one Abbe Galleys has renewed a print attack on Gregory in the "Memoires de l'Academie des Sciences", regarding James Gregory and Isaac Barrow, master of Trinity College, Cambridge, who had published some in mathematics and optics.

Dates

  • 3 April 1698

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genreform: manuscript

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From the Fonds: 0.5 metre

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genreform: manuscript

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possible bibliographic reference: Whiston, William, A New Theory of the Earth, from its Original to the Consummation of all Things, (1696)

Kiki's number = 46

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Duncan Fisher 25 June 2001

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