Came across this bit on Newton on Mental Floss.

Newton was a deist and believed fiercely in a single God who created the universe and its natural laws

More from the article.

In addition to his more respectable scientific pursuits, Newton was a student of alchemy and the occult. He conducted numerous experiments attempting to create the mythical Philosopher’s Stone, a substance that could be used to transmute base metals into gold and create an elixir of immortality. His experiments with mercury may have led to the eccentricity that characterized his later years

Quite a different view of the person. Doesn’t change much in classical physics of course.

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