First There Was The Bible Code, Now There Is Plato’s Code

I’m not sure what to make of this especially because it is the first I have heard about a code in Plato’s work.

I will say that this bit sounds like dreck to me:

The hidden codes show that Plato anticipated the Scientific Revolution 2,000 years before Isaac Newton, discovering its most important idea — the book of nature is written in the language of mathematics. The decoded messages also open up a surprising way to unite science and religion. The awe and beauty we feel in nature, Plato says, shows that it is divine; discovering the scientific order of nature is getting closer to God. This could transform today’s culture wars between science and religion.

Because no one thought that “…discovering the scientific order of nature is getting closer to God…” prior to today.
At any rate, the paper is available here

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7 Responses

  1. I got an error on the link to the paper, but I think it is this one.

  2. Revolutionize what now? Everything we know about knowledge? It’s about time, because we we really know nothing wihout the coded messages of Plato.

    If the answer turns out to be “42” I will shoot somebody. I swear.

  3. Um, moves away from Mike…no, no 42 here. Honest.

  4. Oh, no, I didn’t mean you. Just these pesky mice.

  5. Wasn’t Plato a pagan? Didn’t he believe in Zeus and that lot? I am so confused…

  6. Ostensibly, in both the Republic and the Laws he makes it clear that he believes that the Greek gods are a polite fiction that need to be maintained for the good of society.

  7. it is the first I have heard about a code in Plato’s work.

    It was widely believed in antiquity that Plato taught an ‘esoteric’ philosophy to his inner circle students, but I never heard that he encoded it in his writing.

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