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And why should I record a man for an Invention who founds his claim upon an error therein & on that score gives me trouble? He imagins he obliged me by telling me his Theory, but I thought my self disobliged by being upon his own mistake corrected magisterially & taught a Theory w c h every body knew & I had a truer notion of then himself. Should a man who thinks himself knowing, & loves to shew it in correcting & instructing others, come to you when you are busy, & nothwithstanding your excuse, press discourses upon you & through his own mistakes correct you & multiply discourses & then make this use of it, to boast that he taught you all he spake & oblige you to acknowledge it & cry out injury & injustice if you do not, I beleive you would think him a man of a strange unsociable temper.

His brewery and its profits would naturally expand with the towns. And this was of some significance, for brewers were among the leaders in scientific and technological innovation. 4 Nor, as we shall see, was the affluence unimportant. James, the second surviving child, had an elder and a younger brother and two younger sisters, one of whom died in childhood. He was too delicate for school, so he had private tutors instead. When he was fourteen he and his elder brother, Benjamin, were sent to learn mathematics and science under John Dalton, the doyen of Manchester science.

Westfall By nature I am incurably empirical. Faced with the assignment to contribute to a book on the springs of scientific creativity, I turned spontaneously to a specific example. I offer no excuse, however, for I am convinced that the entire history of science affords no other example of a creative leap forward equal to that made by Newton in the period of two and a half years that culminated in the publication of the Principia. If we can find the springs of scientific creativity anywhere, surely we can find them here.

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