Arrogance holds us all back. A lack of openness to new ideas impedes progress. It is OK to be very confident of one’s positions without being arrogant or condescending. But, we so elevate our leading scholars, I am sure it is difficult for them to keep a level head.
Only one scholar in our five plus years of working on the Big Board – little universe project had the confidence to say the concepts were idiosyncratic. Yet, he was also arrogant enough to not want to engage any further with us and did not want to be quoted.
Such a reluctant soul.
Most of the scholars to whom we have written have spent precious little time engaging the first 67 notations. We know how idiosyncratic this model is. Yet, too, this simple mathematical model just might be on the right path. It just may be cracking open the right door.
And, if our most cherished scientific theories need to be re-written, let us get working and re-write them. Intellectual integrity must move forward. If Newton’s definitions of absolute space-and-time need to be re-written, so be it. Let’s re-write them. The Big Board-little universe project is raising real questions about these 202 notations, about space/time and about the finite-infinite relation. Leibniz Just may have given us a starting point back over 300 years ago.
May 16, 2017
PS. In a very similar vein, we are asking the same of our small business leaders and our elected officials! This link goes to our website for our television show about best business practices that aired from 1994 through 2012 on PBS-TV stations nationwide and on the Voice of America-TV (VOA-TV) worldwide.