Saturday, October 3, 2009

Philosophers Stone: The True Story

No, this isn't about Harry Potter. Alchemy played a big role in the lives of many European researchers, including Sir Isaac Newton (founder of calculus and mechanical physics).

" the Middle Ages, the very real search for the Philosophers Stone was second only to that of the Holy Grail. It was believed that this mysterious stone which one had to concoct from secret ingredients could turn base metals into gold, and reveal the secrets of immortality.

Some have claimed to have succeeded in creating this substance, supported by European nobles, while heavily veiled in secrecy. The truth remains to be seen (or hidden). Enjoy the documentary,

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