The world will end in 3150: John Craig and the Second Coming

  • Author: Julian Champkin
  • Published: Jul 16, 2014 - From issue: Volume 11 Issue 3 (July 2014)
  • Doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2014.00755.x

A friend of Isaac Newton asked how strongly we should believe ancient history. His calculations gave a date for the end of the world. Julian Champkin looks at a little‚Äźknown foreshadower of statistical thinking.

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