Fanatical violent resentment toward ancient Greek scholarly learning reached a violent crescendo under the rule of Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria. In Edward Gibbon’s ‘The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’, the beginning of the Dark Ages began with the murder of the custodian of the Great Library of Alexandria, Hypatia. In 415 St Augustine declared Hypatia’s Platonic mathematics to be the work of the Devil, contaminating Western science until the present time. Finally, after almost one thousand years of academic Platonic research, Plato’s Academy was banished from the Roman Empire as an heretical institution by the Emperor Justinian I, in 529 .
Cosimo Medici re-established Plato’s Academy during the 15th Century near Florence and appointed Marcilio Ficino as its Head. Harvard University Press advises that Ficino’s ‘Platonic Theology’ upheld the ethos of the Great Italian Renaissance. In the light of this, Leonardo da Vinci’s mechanical genius was certainly not central to the Renaissance at all. The Platonic tradition of Greek philosophy clearly warned not to use sense perception, in particular, vision, to understand knowledge of all things. Leonardo used the eye as the source of all knowledge, followed by Descartes and Sir Francis Bacon, making them pivotal persons in establishing the mechanical industrial age. Albert Einstein inherited their scientific legacy by making vision fundamental to quantum mechanics.
The concept of atomistic Platonic love depicting an atomic science to prevent the destructive evil of unformed matter from emerging from the physical atom, alluded to by Ficino, failed to bring about the rebirth of the Platonic Science for Ethical Ends. Einstein’s E=Mc squared dominated 20th Century science and brought about the first emergence of nuclear chaos from the physical atom. 21st Century nanotechnology, instead of developing the Platonic supra-human survival technology, accelerated Einstein’s premier law of all science, toward what Einstein declared to be an inevitable extinction. The exponential advancement of time associated with what is now referred to as quantum biological holographic information-energy, was beyond Einstein’s comprehension. Einstein’s multi-billion year time lapse until humans must become extinct has shrunk with the advent of the potential design of nanotechnology nuclear weaponry, which could be carried around, undetectable within a small wallet.
This nightmare scenario is the result of a Western schizophrenic scientific mindset. The book Before and After Socrates, by F M Cornford, has been compulsory core curriculum reading since 1932, for the advanced education of senior governmental administrators, upholding the structure of Western democracy throughout the world. On page 65 the book states that, ‘Plato and Aristotle are among the greatest fathers of the Church’, which is a nonsense statement, as Plato’s mathematical research has been considered by the church to be a work of the Devil. Sir C P Snow warned that if we did not reunite science back with the Platonic tradition of the Greek Humanities then civilisation must collapse due to the Einsteian world-view. Plato’s ‘Science for ethical ends’ was constructed upon a mathematical fractal logic extending to infinity. Such mathematical ethics are obviously linked to the living process. This is in direct contradiction to mainstream science’s world-view in which all life must become extinct. Plato’s logic was correct, because nanotechnology has revealed that Candace Pert’s molecule of emotion does evolve as an infinite fractal expression.
Religious contamination of political science prevented ethics from becoming part of atomic physics. Alexander Hamilton defined liberty as being ensured through the design of government, which, in turn, was based upon the principles of physics and geometry. The physics principles belonged to the published work of Sir Isaac Newton and the geometrical principles belonged to Euclid. None of these logic bases extended to infinity. However Newton’s ‘Heresy Papers”, discovered last century, completed the mechanical description of the universe with a more profound philosophy that employed infinite Platonic mathematics belonging to Plato’s infinite ‘Science for Ethical Ends’. When Giordano Bruno taught about atomistic Platonic love at Oxford University, he returned to Italy to be imprisoned, tortured and burnt alive by the Church for doing so. Little wonder that Isaac Newton did not publish the ideas of his contemporary, Bruno, who is now considered to be also one of the fathers of modern science.
Atomistic Platonic love concepts belonged to the Platonic ‘Science for ethical ends’ and also the ‘Science of universal love’, both taught at universities in Greece during the 3rd Century BC. Their mathematical structures had been based upon the sacred geometries developed in ancient Egypt from mythological theories of creation, which Einstein referred to as intuitive mythological-mathematics. The 1957 New York Library of Science published a book entitled Babylonian Myth and Modern Science. The book associated Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity with Babylonian mythological-mathematics. The difference between the atomic theories embracing Platonic love derived from ancient Egyptian mythological-mathematics and the sacred geometrical mythological-mathematics from Babylon, is important.
The Egyptian sacred geometries were about preventing civilisation from reverting to chaos, while Babylonian mythologies were about the worshipping of chaos as the goddess of war, Ishtar. The recent discovery of the mirror neuron demonstrates that compassion evolves as an infinite fractal expression. Charles Darwin based his theory of evolution upon Thomas Malthus’ economic policies for the East India Company, a ruthless organisation that forced the Chinese Government to accept vast shipments of opium in payment for Spanish silver bullion. Darwin stated that the key to his theory was the second law of thermodynamics, the law that Einstein later proclaimed must govern all of the sciences. Darwin later wrote his Descent of Man, in which he noted that compassion was such a strong urge within humanity, that it must surely have some important role to play in human evolutionary theory.
Nanotechnology shows that quantum biological energies entangle with Einstein’s quantum mechanical energies to evolve consciousness. The human survival technology can be guided by a new Platonic Fullerene Chemistry, upholding a medical science in which Platonic love embraces the Egyptian-Greek mathematics of infinite compassion. As Buckminster Fuller wrote, that choice is now one of ‘Utopia or Oblivion’.
© Professor Robert Pope,
Advisor to the President Oceania and Australasia of the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Advanced Mathematics (IFM) Einstein-Galilei