[ExI] Belief in maths (was mind body dualism)

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Wed Jul 7 21:20:28 UTC 2010

On 7/7/2010 3:36 PM, The Avantguardian wrote:

> If Galileo Galilei and Richard Feynman were to be resurrected into an
> empty room, closed off from the rest of the world, Feynman would have a devil of
> a time convincing Galileo of the existence of neutrinos. Any theorectical
> explanation would have to start from scratch up to and including teaching
> Galileo the calculus.

By a strange coincidence, something very like this forms the spine of 
last year's sf/biographical novel GALILEO'S DREAM, by the excellent Kim 
Stanley Robinson. Galileo finds all this new stuff troubling but utterly 
enthralling, and is all over it.

Damien Broderick

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