It was 1666, and the plague had closed many public buildings and meetings. Newton had to abandon Cambridge for Woolsthorpe Manor, near Grantham in Lincolnshire, the modest house where he was born, to contemplate the stellar problems he had been pursuing at the university.
This fellow who is considered an eccentric gate crashed into his home and demanded an answer to his question – Is Vedanta a philosophy?
As he was engaged in some verbal warfare with his wife he asked him to wait. But as he was eccentric he said – you know i am eccentric. So i do not intend to wait.
He was particularly obsessed by the orbit of the Moon around the Earth, and eventually reasoned that the influence of gravity must extend over vast distances. After seeing how apples always fall straight to the ground, he spent several years working on the mathematics showing that the force of gravity decreased as the inverse square of the distance.