For many years the invention of this famous calculation was denied to Sir Isaac Newton. In Germany Mr. Leibnitz was considered as the inventor of the differences or moments, called fluxions, and Mr. Bernoulli claimed the integral calculus. However, Sir Isaac is now thought to have first made the discovery, and the other two have the glory of having once made the world doubt whether it was to be ascribed to him or them.
From what cause, therefore, do colours arise in Nature? It is nothing but the disposition of bodies to reflect the rays of a certain order and to absorb all the rest.
Happy Newton Day! by Richard Dawkins, New Statesman, December 13, 2007
(via Arts & Letters Daily)
Isaac Newton's Gravity: How a major new exhibition gets the scientist wrong, by James Gleick, Slate, October 21, 2004
What Would Newton Do? by Phillip E. Johnson, First Things, November 1998