Re: [tied] Re: Wheels.

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 3977
Date: 2000-09-21

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From: Glen Gordon
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2000 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Re: Wheels.

He wasn't, Glen, and relativity owes nothing to faraway India (except very indirectly, like all exact science; in this sense we owe zero, rather than nothing, to ancient Indian mathematicians). Some other contemporary physicists (including Niels Bohr, I think) were indeed interested in Eastern philosophy as a source of intellectual inspiration, which doesn't mean that they converted Vedanta or Buddhist metaphysics into scientific theories.


Glen wrote:

Actually, stranger yet, it appears that Einstein was heavily affected in
viewpoint by that which existed in faraway India.