Thursday, August 12, 2010

Discovering Plato's Musical Code

The political and social commentary website Electric Politics has an excellent podcast interview with Jay Kennedy, the discoverer of Plato's musical code (I recently wrote about the discovery here at WOF).  The podcast is approximately 40 minutes long, but it's worth listening to.  Kennedy gives the backstory to his exciting discovery.

The interviewer, George Kenney, is interested in the political implications the discovery may have.  What I found more interesting however, were the comments toward the end of the podcast about the implications we should draw for how to reconcile science and religion.  According to Kennedy, Plato and the Pythagoreans would both suggest that, "We should worship Nature, worship its order, and worship its beauty.  But we don't need the myths of the old religion.....Religion and science can be united and one, if we just worship what is beautiful in Nature."  In other words, we can reconcile science and religion, if we'll just adopt the religious assumptions of the ancient Greeks.  I could be wrong, but I detect some Hellenophilia in that suggestion.

Thanks to George for alerting me to the podcast.

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