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  1. The Show That Never Ends: Perpetual Motion in the Early Eighteenth Century.Simon Schaffer - 1995 - British Journal for the History of Science 28 (2):157-189.
    During high summer 1721, while rioters and bankrupts gathered outside Parliament, Robert Walpole's new ministry forced through a bill to clear up the wreckage left by the stock-market crash, the South Sea Bubble, and the visionary projects swept away when it burst. In early August the President of the Royal Society Isaac Newton, a major investor in South Sea stock, and the Society's projectors, learned of a new commercial scheme promising apparently automatic profits, a project for a perpetual motion. Their (...)
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  • ‘S Gravesande's Appropriation of Newton's Natural Philosophy, Part II: Methodological Issues.Steffen Ducheyne - 2014 - Centaurus 56 (2):97-120.
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