Platos secret Code: Music of the Universe

Platon hat in seinen Schriften einen Geheimcode versteckt, was bereits lange angenommen wurde. Der wurde nun von einem Wissenschaftler geknackt und anscheinend enthalten Platons Werke nichts anderes als die Sphärenharmonie von Pythagoras, womit er im Geheimen gegen die damalige Vorstellung einer von Göttern geschaffenen Welt protestierte.

Dr Kennedy, whose findings are published in the leading US journal Apeiron, reveals that Plato used a regular pattern of symbols, inherited from the ancient followers of Pythagoras, to give his books a musical structure. A century earlier, Pythagoras had declared that the planets and stars made an inaudible music, a ‘harmony of the spheres’. Plato imitated this hidden music in his books.

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.

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