Richard Swinburne, Oxford University
Homepage(s): Wikipedia, YouTube
This page is: https://81018.com/2017/02/13/swinburne/
Second email: 21 March 2023 at 12:12 PM
Just to have a record of what I’ve said: https://81018.com/2017/02/13/swinburne/
First email: Monday, 13 February 2017
Dear Prof. Dr. Richard Swinburne:
You are a scholar’s scholar.
Infinity is your focus.
Instead of constantly arguing with the stone-deaf (meaning “people who do not listen”), let’s find every infinity1 that we can so we can readily conclude, continuity is the first principle of science and the first principle of religion. Neither is capricious.
Scientists and the religious will know the infinite2 in the same way, but with a different face.
Our simple model of numbers is the inverse of the infinite.3 It is a model for finiteness. Finite space. Finite time. Yet it has a deep and abiding relation with light. https://81018.com/c
We have a long way to go to understand our finiteness. Science is still quite young. We still need to resolve the great debate between Newton (Clarke) and Leibniz.
We are on the same side, just called in different ways.
1 From the homepage today — http://81018.com — and thereafter: https://81018.com/stage/
2 Austin Farrer’s book, Finite and Infinite, is top shelf. Excellent.
3 Finite-Infinite: Any and all never-ending, never repeating numbers defined within science and mathematics are the active and current bridges between the finite and infinite. Here the infinite is only known as continuity (which creates order) and symmetry (which creates relations). We will leave the possible religious implications out of these discussions on this site.