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Is there a source for the claim that the Oxford Calculators used math to analyze sin?

In Pythagoras' Trousers, Margaret Wertheim states we should note that the Oxford Calculators also attempted to apply mathematical analysis to qualities such as sin, charity, and grace. (54). ...
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Did Sir Isaac Newton ever claim that his mind in 1666 was “remarkably fit for invention”?

This is a passage from Leon Lederman and Dick Teresi's The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?. Most Newtonian scholars agree that he believed in a particle-like ...
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How did Isaac Newton support himself in the period of self-study that he conducted at 23?(after he received his B.A.)

I quote wiki : Soon after Newton had obtained his B.A. degree in August 1665, the university temporarily closed as a precaution against the Great Plague. Although he had been undistinguished as ...