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photoblog image Woolsthorpe Manor 2/2

Woolsthorpe Manor 2/2

Woolsthorpe Manor is said to be the site where Sir Isaac Newton, observing an apple fall from a tree, was inspired to formulate his law of universal gravitation. You might remember on my preview posting of this place I remarked in my replies “The tree inside the fencing is probably the second most important tree in history to the one in the Garden of Eden”, Well this tree is the descendant of the tree Newton saw the Apple fall from in that as the original tree was dying cuttings were taken and this is the result of that procedure.

 

Woolsthorpe Manor 2/2

Woolsthorpe Manor is said to be the site where Sir Isaac Newton, observing an apple fall from a tree, was inspired to formulate his law of universal gravitation. You might remember on my preview posting of this place I remarked in my replies “The tree inside the fencing is probably the second most important tree in history to the one in the Garden of Eden”, Well this tree is the descendant of the tree Newton saw the Apple fall from in that as the original tree was dying cuttings were taken and this is the result of that procedure.

 

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Oct 2015, 02:24
Thank you, Brian
Brian Walbey: A pleasure Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Oct 2015, 07:39
Good heavens - I never knew this historical thing existed Brian!
Brian Walbey: Indeed it does Chris, or its successor at least.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Oct 2015, 07:51
This is very interesting - and I like the remembrance of this famous tree.

"It is the manuscript for what would become a biography of Newton entitled Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton's Life written by William Stukeley, an archaeologist and one of Newton's first biographers, and published in 1752. Newton told the apple story to Stukeley, who relayed it as such:


"After dinner, the weather being warm, we went into the garden and drank thea, under the shade of some apple trees...he told me, he was just in the same situation, as when formerly, the notion of gravitation came into his mind. It was occasion'd by the fall of an apple, as he sat in contemplative mood. Why should that apple always descend perpendicularly to the ground, thought he to himself...""
Brian Walbey: This is why I said in a reply the other week with my forthcoming subjects posting of this place that this tree must be the second most famous tree in history, the first one of course being the tree in the Garden of Eden.
I wonder if Archimedes' bath is still in existence?
Brian Walbey: I guess it might be smile
I thought this was a legend Brian!
Thank you for sharing it.
Brian Walbey: My pleasure Richard.
interesting shot and interesting history as well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush.
I remember seeing this beautiful woven fence around the famous tree. What a work of art.
Brian Walbey: It certainly took some skill to weave such a uniform fence.
Yes a very special tree indeed Brian. Looking good in the spring sunshine
Brian Walbey: I said in a reply the other week with my forthcoming subjects posting of this place that this tree must be the second most famous tree in history, the first one of course being the tree in the Garden of Eden, and I'm probably right.
it's a wonderful tree Brian... i'm glad that they were able to replant it from the cutting... i have seen pictures this tree inside the webbed fencing on SC before... they were likely ones that you posted....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I'm glad also Peter. The picture you saw previously was my previes in July, http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/image/2015/07/29/woolsthorpe-manor/
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Oct 2015, 22:25
Ah.. So not really THE tree then! I was watching Countryfile tonight; there is one processing plant that takes 130-160 million apples a week and cleans then, photographs each one 20 times in a second, checks each with infrared for and interior defects and packs them. All very impressive.
Brian Walbey: Almost the real one Alan. I missed most of Countryfile last night so didn't see that bit about the apples.

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