First email: Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 at 2:29 PM (updated)
• 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.