# Mauro Dorato

Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Dipartimento di Filosofia, Comunicazione e Spettacolo

Via Ostiense, 234-236, 00146 Roma RM, Italy

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**Reference**s:

• https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1026442015519

• https://philpapers.org/rec/DORBRH

• https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=uQbY6hsAAAAJ&hl=sl

• https://arxiv.org/abs/1309.0132 (31 Aug 2013)

Dear Prof. Dr. Mauro Dorato:

Yes, now, twenty years later, is it possible that there could be a different starting point for space and time?

I have been visiting with your article, “Substantivalism, Relationism, and Structural Spacetime Realism (*Foundations of Physics* **volume 30**, pages1605–1628, June26, 2000).

My question: Can we start with the Planck base units, assume Planck Time is the first instant, apply base-2 notation, and parse the universe in 202 notations? Obviously, we have done just that, but is it meaningful?

I studied at Boston University’s Graduate School from 1972 to 1980. Among my professors and friends were Bob Cohen, Abner Shimony, Milic Čapek, and John Stachel. They all would think a base-2 model is idiosyncratic but, given Boston University’s history for toleration, they might have encouraged the exploration. Would you?

Thank you and thank for all your most prodigious work.

Most sincerely,

Bruce