Econintersect: Sir Isaac Newton, one of the greatest mathematicians and physicists of all time, arguably the greatest when both disciplines are viewed as a collective, was not the man that idealistic views of his work have imagined. Known for his rationality, Newton actually spent as much or more time considering the supernatural and the occult. This documentary from PBS Nova covers Newton’s scientific development and also delves into Newton the theologian, the spiritualist and the alchemist.
Note: For a timeline of Newton’s life , challenges and contemporary historical events, go here.
- Secret Life of Isaac Newton (Nova, PBS, YouTube, 09 June 2014)