Pigliucci, Massimo

Massimo Pigliucci

Professor of Philosophy
CUNY-City College
New York, New York

Books and other publications
Google Scholar
Homepage (CUNY)
YouTube: Stoicism TedX-Athens (Sep 25, 2018)

Within this Website:
A Different Framework To Define the Universe
Communications in January 2020

Most recent email: Mon, Jan 13, 3:48 PM

How to behave virtuously in an irrational world   (Medium)

Dear Prof. Dr. Massimo Pigliucci:

There may be no silver bullets, but could our problems date back to Newton’s
absolute space and time. Might Leibniz relational framework be closer to reality?

Just a thought….

Thank you.

Third email: Mon, Jul 8, 2019, 2:56 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Massimo Pigliucci:

I haven’t been a very good groupie as suggested.
As you can see below, it has been a couple of years
since my last note to you. Not a very good member of
your Greek chorus, am I?

I’ll go follow you on Twitter… just did it.
Google Scholar… done.
You have no presence on LinkedIN?
Where else?
https://massimopigliucci.wordpress.com Following!

Now, I found you over on Aeon!
I was looking at the the origins of Plato’s and
Feynman’s simplicity and beauty and found your article,

Would you like to hear my take on it?

I actually think Plato and Feynman got it right.
The first 64 notations are the simple, symmetric,
harmonic foundations that give us the Fourier transform
and so much more…

Let me give it more thought and I’ll comment further
if you like.

Best wishes always,


Second email: Mar 28, 2017, 5:40 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Massimo Pigliucci:

Amazing indeed. Somebody will create an APP to clean up the web
by pushing the un-visited or un-updated sites and pages further and further
out of the mainstream and then into oblivion. These waters are becoming
a dump and wasteland.

Now, speaking of dumps and wastelands,
https://81018.com is where I struggle in public.
Certainly no great intellect, I just stumble along within my path.
https://81018.com/chart is an example. The back story will take you
into a high school geometry class where we were exploring
nested geometries, base-2, and the Planck Length.

What do you think? Is it a dead-end or shall we continue exploring it?



First email:   Mar 24, 2017, 10:43 AM

Thanks! Just read your comments on Tippet, Davies and Dyson. I believe language and mathematics are analogical and the two are directly resultant from very nature of order in the universe. https://81018.com/arxiv We’ve got a long way to go to re-orient ourselves away from limited worldviews and engage integrated universe views.

You have a new groupie!  I like your spirit!

Augustyn, Adam M.

Twitter: Adam M. Augustyn, Manager at Encyclopaedia Britannica;

Article Update: Speed of light – https://www.britannica.com/science/speed-of-light

January 15, 2020 @AdamMAugustyn Did you know that Max Planck’s 1899 simple formula for Planck Time, “Planck Length divided by Planck Time equals the speed of light” actually works! https://81018.com/c/ (the formulas). Long before the laboratory confirmation (1975), he was within .1%! Amazing, no?

Mathematical physics + ArXiv

Starkloff, Christina

Kristina Starklofft

Archives of the Max Planck Society
Archiv der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Boltzmannstr. 14
14195 Berlin, Germany

Courses & Lectures
Royal Society, Senior Fellow in Residence, The Kavli Royal Society International Centre
YouTube:  Dec 18, 2017

First email: 21 January 2020

Dear Dr. Kristina Starklofft:

Congratulations on all that you doing to preserve the best among our scholars.
I have a deep and abiding affection for Max Planck and his base units.

MaxPlanck1947Is it your office where the Vetter printing of Max Planck hangs today? Does your museum/library gift shop sell a replica?
So entirely delightful. That it was painted in my birth year, 1947, is sweet. That it is an artistic image, probably the last prior to his death, gives it even more vibrancy.

How very special.

May I use it with our website?
I might include it within any one of the following pages:

Thank you so very much.

Most sincerely,


Max Planck, 1947, by Ewald Vetter, painter, Max-Planck Gesellschaft

PS. With every use, the picture would have the two line description
and the picture itself link to your website. -BEC

Weatherall, James Owen

James Owen Weatherall

James Owen WeatherallProfessor of Logic and Philosophy of Science
University of California, Irvine

Logic and Philosophy of Science
University of California, Irvine

Academia  Articles
ArXivEquivalence and Duality
Books: The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread, Yale, 2019
______ Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing, Yale, 2016
Google Scholar
YouTube: The Misinformation Age

References within this website: (coming soon)

First email: Saturday, 28 December 2019 @ 8:46 AM

Dear Prof. Dr. James Weatherall,

Sometimes misinformation is perspectival, an adoption of a point of view that can not be validated yet feels right and comfortable.

Although Newton was familiar with Leibniz’ relational point of view, he promulgated absolute space and time. It worked for him and it has become so ingrained within our cultures throughout our tiny world, it’s “our commonsense” point of view. That doesn’t make it real information; it could well be misinformation, and now, possibly disinformation.

Your colleagues, Turok Arkani-Hamed, and Tegmark are rather radical about it!

You’ve become an expert in logic: Is it possible that Max Planck’s 1899 definitions of a primordial or fundamental length and time determined by light introduces a higher logic?  If the results of his simple equations are validated scientifically (experimentally), does that warrant a little extra attention to answer questions like, “What does it mean?”

Congratulations on all that you are doing!  Just sensational!
Thank you.


Embedded links:
Newton-Leibniz: https://81018.com/bridge/
Tegmark: https://81018.com/redefinition/

Crowther, Karen

Karen Crowther

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway

ArXiv (4)
Google Scholar
Homepage (Personal)
Publications: As Below, So Before: ‘Synchronic’ and ‘Diachronic’Conceptions of Spacetime Emergence
YouTube: Rethinking the basic principles of physics

References within this website: https://81018.com/consciousness

First email: Friday, December 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Karen Crowther:

The concept of “as below” could be followed by “so it is for everything, everywhere, for all time.”

I noticed Max Planck’s work is not part of your synchronic and diachronic analysis. Could the Planck base units actually be a definition of the very first moment of time? His simple math offers some encouragement.

I’ll continue my study of your work, but thought you might enjoy learning a little about  a rather idiosyncratic work based on the Planck units, base-2 exponentiation, cubic-close close packing of primordial spheres, and the 202 notations that emerge. It is all numbers, all causal sets uniquely defined.

You can well imagine that I would enjoy hearing your comments!

Best wishes,