Yeah it was a different world. I don’t mind the claiming of Newton-as-gay (and besides, nobody needs my permission, I’m not his memory’s keeper) – because this is a clapback to years and years of textbooks written very carefully to imply a pure hermitic chastity to unmarried men in science and politics and academia.

Yeah it was a different world. I don’t mind the claiming of Newton-as-gay (and besides, nobody needs my permission, I’m not his memory’s keeper) – because this is a clapback to years and years of textbooks written very carefully to imply a pure hermitic chastity to unmarried men in science and politics and academia.
The worst it does is humanize our heroes a little – it doesn’t take away their heroism

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


six + 1 =

Leave a Reply