This post has almost nothing to do with Isaac Newton, and everything to do with waterfalls. The tenuous link is, of course, gravity. Here’s a few shots of the waterfalls of the Oxley Highway doing their thang.
Apsley Falls is stunning, a massive gorge with a tall cascade plunging down into some pools. The water then runs under a landslide…
So that’s the waterfalls. I’ve also been reading Science: A History, by John Gribbin, which described some lesser known facts about Sir Newton. Turns out (paraphrased for effect) he was a bit of an egomaniac who, while brilliant, attempted to rewrite history after one of his key competitors died (Hooke), spent much of his life studying alchemy, made most of his contributions to science by the age of 30, and might have been gay. Pretty good at maths and physics, too.
The things you learn, eh?