Trinity Notebook Review

Review of Certain Philosophical Questions from Newton’s Trinity Notebook
by James J. Asher

“Sir Issac Newton wrote in hundreds of notebooks asking questions in English, and Latin. Some notes are hidden in such tiny script; one may need a magnifying glass to read them. Newton was secretive because he feared theft of his ideas by envious competitors, and also many of his experiments with the “Black Arts,” and especially alchemy were capital offenses in 17th century England, punishable by public execution.”