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Posted by Harvey on November 22, 2002 15:51:25 UTC

Although I think such a decision could go any way. If it were a heavyweight contest, then this is definitely a 'thilla in Manila' type of contest.

I give the edge to Newton simply because there was no equivalent of a Lorentz equations for Newton to decipher classical mechanics. True, there was Kepler and Galileo, but as Yanniru mentioned, Einstein had a number of mathematicians. Heck, some even argue that others were close to SR theory. On the other hand, Einstein certainly proved his brilliance with GR theory (not to mention his early contributions to quantum mechanics, Brownian motion, Bose-Einstein statistics, etc).

Newton on the other hand, really invented modern science almost by his lonesome. Quite a feat.

Warm regards, Harv

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