Originally Posted by Mal
I see Isaac Newton predicted the end of the world would occur in 2060. That is officially the only apocalyptic prediction I will ever consider, simply because it's mother fucking Isaac Newton.
Well, since this is Isaac Newton we're talking about, let's just see what's his theory on the end of the world.
Prop. 1. The 2300 prophetick days did not commence before the rise of the little horn of the He Goat. 2 Those day [sic] did not commence a[f]ter the destruction of Jerusalem & ye Temple by the Romans A.[D.] 70.
3 The time times & half a time did not commence before the year 800 in w[hi]ch the Popes supremacy commenced
4 They did not commence after the re[ig]ne of Gregory the 7th. 1084
5 The 1290 days did not commence b[e]fore the year 842.
6 They did not commence after the reigne of Pope Greg. 7th. 1084
7 The diffence [sic] between the 1290 & 1335 days are a parts of the seven weeks.
Therefore the 2300 years do not end before ye year 2132 nor after 2370. The time times & half time do n[o]t end before 2060 nor after  The 1290 days do not begin [this should read: end] before 2090 nor after 2374
This seems to reference the Book of Daniel and the math matches there references, but I don't understand where the pope talk comes from. Can someone more versed enlighten me?