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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