Newton’s secret

June 23, 2007 at 3:00 am 8 comments photoWell, the Mayans predicted that the world as we know it will cease on December 21, 2012 (darn…I won’t get any Christmas presents!). If the Mayans are wrong, we could still be wiped out in that year by a comet smacking into Earth. Michael Drosnin, author of The Bible Code, found a hidden message in the Pentateuch (aka first 5 books of the Bible) that predicts said comet. Not sure if this will happen before or after December 21, but either way, 2012 (which is a Leap Year BTW) is not shaping up to be a good year. The Earth’s magnetic field is also predicted to reverse in 2012 and who knows what that will mean. Seems an awful lot of people might be smoking whacky tobaccy, which causes them to make dire predictions for 2012. But should we survive 2012, a year that will also include solar eclipses, then we really have to start worrying about 2060.

Now, when you think of Sir Isaac Newton, you think of the father of modern physics and astronomy, a scientist and a rationalist – not someone warning of the Apocalypse. But seems Newton was also prone to the odd crackpot theory. A 1704 handwritten manuscript of Newton’s has just been put on display at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Newton secured a royal exemption from ordination in the Church of England so he would not have to follow Biblical teachings, so it’s somewhat surprising to discover a deeply spiritual side to this famous analytical scientist. Newton analysed the Book of Daniel and predicted the world will end in 2060, exactly 1,260 years after the foundation of the Holy Roman Empire. Well, Napoleon dissolved the Holy Roman Empire in 1806, so I think we’re safe and Newton’s just plain wrong. But it makes you a tad uneasy when you realise that Newton’s predictions about the laws of gravity and the motion of the planets were proved correct.

Maybe we shouldn’t be too surprised about Newton’s religious side because he dabbled in alchemy (the idea that base metals could be turned into gold. Now where’s Newtons’ knowledge management manual on alchemy I ask – could do with the ability to turn things into gold!). He believed that alchemy could reveal God’s secret laws of the universe.

Apparently, Newton believed in the Book of Revelation, which predicts plagues and fires amidst the climactic battle between good and evil. So much so that Newton also predicted that the Second Coming of Christ would follow the calamities and would precede a 1,000-year reign by the saints on Earth – of which he would be one.

Well, forget let’s party until it’s 2012; now we can party until 2060.


Entry filed under: Bizarre, Curiousity, Future predictions, Isaac Newton.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. netdragon  |  July 4, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    fyi, the Mayans weren’t speaking of Armageddon or violent upheaval like Christians talk about when they mean end of the world as in the end of humanity. For Mayans, “world” was a cycle of time, approximately 26000 years in length, after which a new cycle starts. They didn’t go into too much detail about what the new cycle would be, except a subtle hint of a shift in consciousness, however not too many writings of the Mayans remain because many of them were destroyed during Spanish occupation.

    Additionally, even though the true “Roman Empire” was dissolved (I argue far before Napoleon), the energy of the “Roman Empire” continues in the United States almost as if the empire packed up and moved it’s government across the ocean.

  • 2. netdragon  |  July 4, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    Additionally, I wanted to correct something in the blog entry above — Earth’s magnetic field is weakening at a “rapid” rate as measured by scientists, and is due for a reversal — however there’s no guarantee it’ll be in our lifetime or even in our grandchildrens’ lifetimes. It will probably be within the next 1,000 years — that’s all we know.

    I believe in a society like we have now, the “second coming” would have to be a large number of people carrying Christ’s consciousness — and not just one individual (who would probably be locked in a mental hospital). That also fits in with how Christ supposedly said through Jesus that we wouldn’t be able to identify the time of the second coming, because I think a lot of people are waiting for a single individual. The second coming may already be happening through many thousands of people around the world, and no one would even know.

    What do I personally believe? I believe that 2012 will mark a shift in our consciousness, but we’ll still be in transition phase between now and the new world for another 100 or 200 years, as we adjust to the changes. After which, I believe our society will be incredibly evolved — more equitable, more fair, more loving, less war-like, psychic, etc.

  • 3. netdragon  |  July 4, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    I’ve been looking for an online copy of Newton’s book and haven’t but check out what I just found:

  • 4. thinkingshift  |  July 4, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    Great! thx for the link Netdragon and your comments.

  • 5. Josh  |  September 7, 2007 at 2:38 am

    In the future (after humanity have overcome their aggressiveness and invested their energies into science and technology) we will be able to do anything. We will have become Gods!

    -Everything will be free because nanotechnology can create as much of anything as we want.
    -Genetically modified foods will ensure we never run out of food.
    -Humanity will have an evolved consciousness that ensures there will be no violence, jealously and hate.
    -Space travel will ensure that we can explore the galaxy.
    -We will create new life forms.
    -Our lifespans will be scientifically extended to around 1000 years.
    -There will be no pain – advances in medicines will ensure there will be no sickness!
    -No one will work – robots will take care of the meanial tasks and humans can do what they were created for: blossom, create, and be happy!

    This present system of things is not forever…eventually it will be over (and I think from all of the Mayan 2012 talk, you guys know it too!)

    For those interested in these possible advances in science, download “YES! TO HUMAN CLONING” at for free!


  • 6. Ed  |  October 24, 2007 at 4:33 am

    Check out

    They have forum discussions and news articles on 2012, pole shifts, mayan calendar predictions, etc.

  • 7. Noni Berry.  |  April 14, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    I think all of you people are crazy.
    These theorys are/can not be true.
    First of all, the Mayans did not have the technology that we have today.
    So how could you believe the things they came up with? They could have just come up with any number and said “okay, this is the day the world is going to end.” and you’re going to believe that? You people need reality checks. The stupidity of Americans today is unbelievable.

    And Josh, the day that scientists come up with medicine and cures that will ensure that we never feel pain, is… NEVER. The creator of the heavens and Earth is the only one that can ensure that we will never feel pain. There will NEVER be genetically engineered plants that will make sure we never run out of food, its impossible first of all, and second of all, the person who came up with that idea had to have been ridiculously intoxicated.

    I’m a people observer and I’ve noticed how much more American’s intelligence has declined. More and more Americans drop out of school or don’t care about their education enough. The stupid people who decide to reproduce with another stupid person are passing on their worthless genes. People like this should be eliminated. Personally, Hitler’s idea of the “Aryan” or perfect race was a good idea but the way he went about it was wrong. But if we could just get rid of the stupid and worthless people the world might be a better place.

    In simpler terms, YOU ARE DUMB ASSES.

    • 8. Schoolboi  |  April 5, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      You believe in Christianity, yet you are being completely judgemental like the bible advises you not to ? … Smh, you’re lost .


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