I am Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, an architect, writer and inventor. My friend, and patron Augustus has permitted me the resources to investigate science and philosophy in return for my engineering developments.
These researches have given me some insights on the nature of our universe which can change the way that we relate to our environment, and understand who we are as well as how we got here. I have always been interested in science, and have tried to reconsile the facts of observation with the writings of the past, secular and religious. I have come to understand that ancient writings must be understood in the context of the time, place and social circumstances in which they were written.
There are many who have furthered scientific knowledge in the past – Aristotle, Leonardo DaVinci, Nicholas Copernicus, Francis Bacon, Issac Newton, Clerk Maxwell, Charles Darwin, Neils Bohr, Albert Einstein, Claude Shannon, Francis Crick and James Watson, Stephen Wolfram and many more. Each stands on the shoulders of the giants before them. Each tearing away at the previous errors and confusions and providing a new clearer layer of understanding.
There are many who have brought the knowledge of the day to the fore – Carl Sagan, George Gamow, Bill Nye and many others. I hope to show synthesis of new knowledge with the old, and find some insights of the ancients that were simply misunderstood and lost.
Each of these work from their own historical perspective, as do I. They cannot have known what was later discovered. As temporal beings caught up in creation, we probably will never see the “Face of God”. We can, however, through science and research see the “Behind of God”. All of creation is the product of God. You can see what God has left behind, and by examining it closely, you learn the true nature of God.
My provisional view is that the anthropomorphic view of God is bankrupt. My theory is that the “music of the spheres” is adequate to generate all of creation. God IS creation, and we are all a part of God, as a part of that creation. God seeks no worship or sacrifice, excepting that proper appreciation for the beauty of the universe is necessary for the health of the soul. Failure to appreciate this leads to obsession and bad karma.
Quantum mechanics upset, and modified Newton’s wonderful mechanistic world. New understandings on causality and the nature of time will allow us to see our existence more clearly. We no longer get stuck at “I think, therefore I am” . It is possible to make a coherent picture of the universe and our place in it, we just haven’t figured it all out yet.
I hope that this website will inspire others to make their small contribution to understanding “The meaning of life, and everything”