Have you ever searched for encrypted messages? Edgar Poe enjoyed them and also created his own cryptographic puzzles. Rene van Sloten wonders if Poe might have hidden some ideas in Eureka, beyond the obvious (ones). Read his article.
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René van Slooten was interviewed by the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, and talked about cryptographic codes in Poe’s writings. Whether it is true or not, van Slooten asks enthusiasts on Poe and/or cryptography to help searching for encrypted messages. De Volkskrant, 23 March 2013[i] Column by literary editor Arjan Peters. You may call me a [...]
As you now, Poe Toaster is no longer rendering his traditional hommage to Poe in his birthday, on January 19, having made his last appearance in 2009 – the bicentennial year. But, alas!, no problem. NASA has this year paid its own hommage to Poe, by publishing, in its photojournal, pictures of the crater named [...]
Posted in News on February 4, 2013 | Comments Off
The Poe Museum of Richmond, Virginia will sponsor the Positively Poe Conference at the University of Virginia June 24-26, 2013. The conference will focus on positive aspects of Poe and his work, including a session on Eureka. Poe’s reputation as a tortured, tragic figure, melancholic poet and the “master of the macabre” has fueled his popularity [...]
Posted in News on September 22, 2012 | Comments Off
René van Slooten posted in the Baltimore Post Examiner an interesting opinion on Poe’s vision. The article can be found here: http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/edgar-allan-poe-philosophically-and-scientifically-ahead-of-his-time/2012/09/16, or in “Our articles” page.
The May issue of the Dutch science monthly “NWT Magazine” brings an article, writen by George van Hal, on the genesis of relativity and Big Bang concepts, as conceived early by Edgar Allan Poe in Eureka. Thanks to René van Slooten (quoted in the article), who adapted it and provided the English version, you can [...]
We are adding, to the articles on our site, two papers from Alberto Cappi, italian astronomer from the Observatorio Astronomico di Bologna (under the author’s license). In these papers, Cappi constructs an insightful review of Poe’s physical Cosmology, and discusses in depth some of the main features of Eureka, in light of current cosmology, among them: [...]
Posted in News on December 3, 2011 | Comments Off
We are adding, to the posts already published here on Einstein’s letters about Eureka, an overview written by René van Slooten (who discovered the letters after a persistent and hard research). This text includes van Slooten’s own remarks as well as Juan Lartigue’s commentaries, bringing some light on Einstein’s perspective at the time the letters were written. [...]
It is available, in The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore website (http://www.eap.org) , the full text of the three volumes of the edition of Poe’s works edited by Thomas Ollive Mabbott. We thank Jeffrey Savoye for the information. Please check it in this links: Poems: http://www.eapoe.org/works/mabbott/tom1p000.htm Tales and Sketches (1831-1842): http://www.eapoe.org/works/mabbott/tom2t000.htm Tales and Sketches [...]
The past weeks there was an interesting discussion in the science magazine ‘Nature’, about the question if Edwin Hubble stole the ideas of Georges Lemaître in the issue of Big Bang and the expanding universe. It could be proposed that Lemaître knew ‘Eureka’, as did Friedmann, so why not Hubble also? If all three drank [...]