ArXiv: Intelligent Life in Cosmology
Publications (a very small sampling): · F. J. Tipler, “God in the Equations,” Nature 369, 198 (1994)
· The Anthropic Cosmological Principle with John D. Barrow, Oxford, ISBN 978-0-19-851949-2.(1986)
· The Physics of Immortality: Modern Cosmology…, New York: Doubleday. ISBN 978-0-19-851949-2. (1994)
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Sixth email: July 9, 2021 at 11:46 AM
Looking back through emails, I came upon those that I have sent you over the years, then thought about our mutual friend’s death (John Barrow), then of your work with John, and of all our missed opportunities because we back away from negative comments and judgments.
You and John were fearless with The Anthropic Cosmological Principle. Even today there are new reviews, i.e. David H. Bailey, 2 January 2021 I just took the down from my shelf and began reading it again. It’s among the few that survived our many moves.
My latest work addresses these issues in a very different way. I assume the concept of Planck’s base units are conceptually real. I assume the Planck units (or Stoney units) describe the first physical definition of a thing. I also assume that first “thing” is the most simple thing, i.e. an infinitesimal sphere. Then, we start to grow our universe!
Of course, I would love to hear from you. I hope you are well and still using this email!
PS. I have expanded my overview of your work along with my emails over the years. It is an easy memory jog for me. That URL is: https://81018.com/tipler/
Fifth email: December 5, 2016, 1:13 PM
I was reminded of our conversations when I found your
work, Interpreting the wave function of the universe, Physics
Reports, Volume 137, Issue 4, May 1986, Pages 231-275
Obviously I would enjoy your comments. If I am being
utterly naive, I would enjoy hearing that.
Fourth email: October 10, 2015, 11:39 PM
We haven’t been able to get you to come out to River Ridge,
and I suspect with these three references, it’ll become impossible!
Notwithstanding, I venture forth!
PS. Here are links to my last three articles (blogs):
July 2015: A simple View of the Universe
October 2015: Yes, how could it be otherwise?
Third email: Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:12 PM
Any possibility of following up on my invitation from a couple of
years ago (below)?
We are well and doing fine in River Ridge. I am from Boston; my wife
is from San Diego. My overview, hardly a vitae, is here: https://81018.com/bec/
There is a link there to more details if you are interested.
Second email: Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 4:03 PM
You so recognize that the world needs a very different understanding of the foundations of science within the world of faith. Your book, The Physics of Christianity, opens that door. However, pushing the Standard Model and the Big Bang into the equation is not simple or straightforward.
We might be onto something that is simple. It is surely idiosyncratic.
Over 100 high school students in our geometry classes actually believe there is high ground to be reclaimed by challenging the starting points for scientific inquiry.
We have summarized our work and we hope you might find it of some interest:
1. Is There Order in the Universe? https://81018.com/order/
2. Finite or Infinite? Is That The Question? http://tinyurl.com/finitePlanck
3. On Belief systems: http://bigboardlittleuniverse.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/belief/
We, of course, would thoroughly enjoy hearing your comments.
PS. Surely atheism has very little say to say about the universals and constants. It has even less to say about simple geometries. Unfortunately the world’s radical fundamentalists do not address the most simple questions.
First email: Jul 18, 2012, 9:38 PM (Updated-Resent: December 24, 2019)
Dear Prof. Dr. Frank Tipler:
My wife asked me, “Who would you like to meet here in New Orleans?” You may be a bit surprised that I said, “Frank Tipler.” I have two of your books (one with John Barrow) on my shelf.
We had moved into town a few years before just to settle down. We had been traveling the world in search of the best business owners — ethical, transparent, successful, locally generous, and always mentoring — for our television series on PBS-TV stations in the USA. It was called, Small Business School. The show also aired around the world on the Voice of America-TV. It kept us busy for over 14 years, 51+ seasons and 300+ episodes!
From 1972 to 1980, I was actively pursuing studies in the foundations of physics (EPR and Bell-Bohm-Leibniz), then as related to the foundations of theology (Plato, Findlay, Torrance, Farrer). My starting point was to answer, “Can there be a moment of perfection in the quantum world?” I was affiliated with Boston University’s Center for Philosophy & History of Science, Colloquium for Philosophy of Science. I was not a good scholar and my doctoral work floundered so I re-emerge into a business that I had started in 1971.
I’ll provide some references so you can check out some of our more recent work.
PS. An overview of rather idiosyncratic work down within the family’s school in River Ridge, just up river from you and before the airport: https://81018.com/home/
Update: We are no longer in New Orleans, but I would welcomed a chance to meet the next time we are in town and a chance to open a dialogue.