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|Keynes Ms. 106
|Correspondence with Thomas Burnet
|Place of Origin
|13 January 1681 and later
Burnet, fellow of Christ's College, communicated with Newton in relation to his forthcoming Sacred History of the Earth. Newton argued that Moses's account of Creation should be taken as true, despite the fact that Moses had to dumb down ('accommodate') his language to make it comprehensible to ordinary people. He also claimed that various mundane chemical phenomena can shed light on how God created order out of chaos.