• Newton supposed that all matter attracted other matter inversely according to the square of the distance; and the hypothesis was found to account for the whole movements of the heavenly bodies; which all became verifications of what Newton supposed to be the law of the solar system. Adopt the hypothesis that Jesus was what He is represented, and the whole of the books and the history becomes a verification.

    James McCosh (1875). “Christianity and Positivism: A Series of Lectures to the Times on Natural Theology and Apologetics”, p.307