Although Aristotle in general had a more empirical and experimental attitude than Plato, modern science did not come into its own until Plato’s Pythagorean confidence in the mathematical nature of the world returned with Kepler, Galileo, and Newton. For instance, Aristotle, relying on a theory of opposites that is now only of historical interest, rejected Plato’s attempt to match the Platonic Solids with the elements — while Plato’s expectations are realized in mineralogy and crystallography, where the Platonic Solids occur naturally.Plato and Aristotle, Up and Down–Kelley L. Ross, Ph.D.
|The goal of string theory is to explain the “?” in the above diagram.|
I enjoyed the Livescribe demonstration by Clifford of Asymptotia along with the explanation for Quantum Gravity. The two pillars for me were very emblematic with regards to “pillars of science.” This as well as the arch is very fitting to me of what becomes self evident. If under such an examination of the two areas Clifford is talking about, Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity then are the attempts at unification.
That question mark can be demonstrated above as to where in the location in Cliffords diagrams is related to the Aristotelian Arch in my view?