no one really knows how electromagnetism works. It's one of the fundamental forces of nature
[Charles Lamb] then, in a strain of humour beyond description, abused me for putting Newton's head into my picture [Haydon's heroically-sized painting of Christ entering Jerusalem],--'a fellow,' said he, 'who believed nothing unless it was as clear as the three sides of a triangle.' And then he and Keats agreed [Newton] had destroyed all the poetry of the rainbow by reducing it to the prismatic colours. It was impossible to resist him, and we all drank 'Newton's health, and confusion to mathematics.'
The Atoms of Democritus
And Newton's Particles of Light
Are sands upon the Red Sea shore,
Where Israel's tents do shine so bright.
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