Skinner, Quentin

Quentin Skinner

Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities,
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London, UK

YouTube: What is liberty?

First email: Tuesday, 26 November 2019 @ 7:58 AM

Dear Professor Quentin Skinner:

Could it be that Newton’s absolute space and time has thrown us off for over 332 years?

Did our 17th Lucasian Professor also throw us off beginning in 1975 with his deep assurances that big bang cosmology was the best path on which to proceed?

We can parse the universe from the first moment of time, assumed here to be Planck Time, by applying base-2 or simple doublings and come up to the present time (and size of universe) in just 202 notations. That unto itself is a fine chart to engage — — yet a look at the Newton-Leibniz debate and current work within that domain is quite fascinating and begs the questions about the nature of space and time:

Given your rather intense personal history, I thought you might be delighted to learn of this effort. Thank you.

Most sincerely,
Bruce E. Camber