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Sir Isaac Newton's theory of light and colours and his princi... by Francesco Algarotti
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Aug 04, 12

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This classic of popular science is generally cited as Newtonianism for Ladies, but its full title is far more impressive. A noble art has been lost here, maybe never to be rediscovered. Just think how many more copies Richard Dawkins would have sold if he'd called it The Misguided Delusion of Divine Providence, Omniscience and Omnipotence: Explained to Gentlefolk of Modest Education in a Number of Satirical Sketches! I was going to write and suggest that he change it in the next edition, but I am too busy.
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message 1: by Smarika (new)

Smarika Isn't the title actually kind of sexist? :D


message 2: by Traveller (new)

Traveller Yeah, i think Manny is being sarcastic...


message 3: by Smarika (last edited Aug 04, 2012 03:38AM) (new)

Smarika Traveller wrote: "Yeah, i think Manny is being sarcastic..."

Is he? Because I would instantly pick up a book with a title like that!


message 4: by Hayes (new)

Hayes Traveller wrote: "Yeah, i think Manny is being sarcastic..."

Ya think?


message 5: by Traveller (new)

Traveller I like the proposed Dawkins title more!


message 6: by Manny (new) - added it

Manny Sarcastic? Who, me?


message 7: by Traveller (new)

Traveller I didn't think you had it in you! ;) XO


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