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Leibniz & the Big Bang

Post by Philosophy Now » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:21 pm

Eric Kincanon says that Leibniz could have predicted the Big Bang in 1715.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/121/Leibniz_and_the_Big_Bang

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Re: Leibniz & the Big Bang

Post by PauloL » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:50 pm

I had already commented this nice article after reading it on my hard copy.

It was on the thread "Is doing evil a necessity of life?" and so I transcribe it here.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=21806&p=326452

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I have just read an elegant article by Eric Kincanon in PhilosophyNow: Leibniz & the Big Bang.

I'm happy to learn that Leibniz thought that God's creation of Universe had to follow laws (more precisely Leibniz laws) & thus conform to non-arbitrary physics. Accordingly time & space couldn't be absolute as defended by Newton, something not in accord with Leibniz laws. Time & space had to be relative, as Einstein so demonstrated 200 years later. In line with Kincanon, Leibniz could have predicted the Big Bang 200 years in advance.




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