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

Michael Smith mjs at smithbowen.net
Fri Mar 14 18:27:15 PDT 2014

On Mar 14, 2014, at 8:00 PM, Joseph Catron <jncatron at gmail.com> 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."

Which is to say: the unknowable things, surprise surprise, remain unknowable.

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