From: Piotr Gasiorowski
----- Original Message -----From: Glen GordonSent: Thursday, September 21, 2000 9:18 PMSubject: 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.
Actually, stranger yet, it appears that Einstein was heavily affected in
viewpoint by that which existed in faraway India.