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Exactly. Newton is seen by many as the smartest scientist who ever lived. So I'm saying even those who contribute the most can have crazy ideas. It's typical. Not sure we disagree.

Or are you saying Kurzweil's contributions are very small in comparison?

I think what I'm saying is that Newton is remembered for his discoveries and inventions, not for his publicity campaigns.


He is remembered for his discoveries which were confirmed by hundreds of years of experimentation.

As a person he should be judged holistically, and that includes his affinity for the occult. If he were to be a professor of Stanford today, his beliefs on the supernatural should be taken into consideration and viewed as a lack of intellectual integrity(although with all that we know now versus what humanity knew during his time, his stance would most likely be different today).


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