Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Some Other Ideas Not in Line with Dialectical Reason

“ ‘In 1972, Mr. Fang and colleagues at the University of Science and Technology of China in Anhui province published a paper titled ‘A Solution of the Cosmological Equations in Scalar-Tensor Theory, with Mass and Blackbody Radiation.’

‘This innocuous-sounding article met with a furious response from leading theoretical circles of the party,’ The China Quarterly recounted in a 1990 article. ‘Fang et al. had broken a longstanding taboo by introducing the Big Bang theory to the Chinese physics world. Insofar as the Big Bang contradicted Engels’s declaration that the universe must be infinite in space and time, Fang’s paper was tantamount to heresy.’ ”

[Why? Because Fang didn't cleave to the necessity that there must be something historically prior to the moment he alleged was the “Big Bang,” thus resorting to the evil nothingness that, etc. See my previous]

NYT obituary of Fang Lizhi

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