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Science historian cracks the 'Plato code'

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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 05:33 AM
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Kennedy's extravagant, hyped-up claim is analyzed and refuted here:
smphillips.8m.com...
(news item #4).
He claims that Plato structured his books into 12 parts in order to encrypt a secret about the existence of a 12-note musical scale. As Dr Phillips has pointed out, the 12 interval, chromatic Pythagorean scale was well-known to musicians in ancient Greece, so it was not a great secret that Plato needed to veil in this way. Kennedy's demonstration of Plato's use of the known pitches of consonant and dissonant notes to mark passages in his book that expressed similar emotions is significant, but his inference from this that Plato was referring to a 12-note musical scale is false, for the 12 harmonics generated by plucking n units (n an integer) of a string divided into 12 units do not constitute an octave of notes in a scale - they are merely a bunch of sounds. Dr Phillips points out that what probably Plato was really encrypting was the fact that the notes in the seven diatonic musical scales consist of 12 different notes between the tonic and octave. Only a mathematician and a Pythagorean like Plato would know this. It is not even known to musicologists now and is proved by Dr Phillips in some of his research articles at:
smphillips.8m.com...




posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:30 AM
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Originally posted by IvanObanion
debunking your own thread, that takes class.


Sorry, but...

2nd line



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:00 AM
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debunking your own thread, that takes class.


Lol yeah, unbelievable, then again, not suprised by it.

Self-pwnage...



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:19 AM
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