Here is a different one for the debunking forum. We often see the quote in the title of this thread, attributed to Newton, used as some form of recognition to previous work. Today I was in Borders and picked a copy of Schroedinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality: Solving the Quantum Mysteries By John Gribbin. I found this: So could this oft used quote have actually been a put down of Robert Hooke? The letter mentioned was Newtons first paper in Physics.