[lbo-talk] New Scientist: "Medieval multiverse heralded modern cosmic conundrums"

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Fri Mar 14 17:29:04 PDT 2014

On Mar 14, 2014, at 8:00 PM, Joseph Catron wrote:

> Disclaimer: There are about 74 different ways I'm too ignorant to
> vouch for
> any of this.
> "When physicists translated a 13th-century Latin text into modern
> equations, they discovered that the English theologian who wrote it
> had
> unwittingly predicted the idea of the multiverse in 1225. While the
> work
> probably won't advance current models, it does show that some of the
> philosophical conundrums posed by cosmology are surprisingly
> pervasive."

It shows that "modern" cosmology has about as much relationship to physical reality as had medieval!

Shane Mage

This cosmos did none of gods or men make, but it always was and is and shall be: an everlasting fire, kindling in measures and going out in measures.

Herakleitos of Ephesos

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