Online Astronomy eText: Appendices
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Nature and Nature's Laws
lay hid in night.
God said: "Let Newton be!"
and all was light!
-- Alexander Pope

I have been like a little child playing with pebbles on the beach
while the great ocean of truth lies unexplored before me.
-- Isaac Newton

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants
-- Isaac Newton, 1676, letter to Robert Hooke