Sir Isaac Newton`s achievements in the diverse fields of Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics, had irrevocably assured his place in history as a genius. Or so one would have thought.
Not according to a survey undertaken by the not so red brick, University of Bedfordshire. Professor Brian Ramsbottom has revealed that 3 out of 5 people have actually queried the work of the famous English Scientist and his claim to fame.
‘If he was so ahead of his time, then why didn`t he invent the internet?’ one contributor asked.
‘It`s a moot point. But an interesting one,’ explained the Professor. ‘At first, we thought, to be fair, there was no electricity. But then, my star student suggested that he could have invented that as well… if he had the nous. It was a pin drop moment. Brilliant.’
Another interviewee questioned the validity of the great man supposedly discovering gravity. ‘Pretty sure the Dinosaurs got on to that first when the asteroids started banging the earth. I mean, that sounds more feasible than an apple falling from a tree,’ claimed an anonymous middle-aged man.
Cambridge University, where Newton once held the esteemed post as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, has dismissed the amateurish and outlandish findings. Accusing the University of Bedfordshire of Luddite Science, they have requested details of where and how the survey was conducted.
Professor Ramsbottom has since conceded the limitations of his research. ‘Maybe Millwall is not a representative cross section of the U.K.’, he said, ‘We`re in Newcastle next week though.’