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7. Inspired Decisions > 7.8. Ambient Findability

Ambient Findability

The first person to discover that light contains color was a man named Isaac who grew up on a farm in England roughly 350 years ago. By refracting sunlight with a small triangular prism he bought at Stourbridge Fair, Isaac proved that white light is not homogenous, as natural philosophers since Aristotle had believed, but holds within it the full spectrum of the rainbow. This revolutionary thinker later became Sir Isaac Newton, president of the Royal Society, father of calculus and universal gravitation, and author of Principia (Figure 7-11), by common consent the greatest scientific book ever written.

Newton’s Principia (Source: Wikipedia. Photograph by Andrew Dunn. Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 License)
Figure 7-11. Newton’s Principia (Source: Wikipedia. Photograph by Andrew Dunn. Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 License)

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