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The house where Newton grew up. Medieval clerics studied light and the rainbow as manifestations of divine illumination. Newton too felt there was something supernatural in light. But when he tried to explain the colors in terms of mechanical particles, he pointed toward a different view of the universe.

Credit: Photograph by Roy Bishop, Acadia University, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives (Catalog #: Newton Isaac H1)
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