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Re: [ontolog-forum] Grand Unified Theories

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From: David Eddy <deddy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 20:27:36 -0500
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Pat -

On Mar 03, 2015, at 3:21 PM, Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Double entry bookkeeping was in use in the 13th century. Calculus was developed in the 17th century. Four hundred years is a pretty long ferment. 

To a certain extent I'd argue that things moved way slower back then.

If I remember correctly it took 100 years to accept Newton's work.

Back then how long was it received wisdom that the Earth was the center of the universe?

Double entry bookkeeping (what little I remember) works on a LEFT = RIGHT model.  Calculus takes that basic "everything is balanced" assumption & proves that all the energy from a physical event is measurable.

But information is pesky... it's not confined to simple 3 dimensional space.  Neither is the language to describe information confined to nice, tidy 3D space.

David Eddy
Babson Park, MA

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