Personal Communications>Personal Letter:  Newton, Issac (1692/12/10), Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, Letter 1, Retrieved on 2021-02-18
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    18 FEB 2021

     Newton on Why There is a God

    As to your first query, it seems to me that if the matter of our sun and planets and all the matter of the universe were evenly scattered throughout all the heavens, and every particle had an innate gravity toward all the rest, and the whole space throughout which this matter was scattered was but finite, the matter on the outside of this space would, by its gravity, tend toward all the matter on the inside and, by consequence, fall down into the middle of the whole space and there compose on...
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    Interesting for how it portrays his understanding of the cosmos and matter.