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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 02:22 PM

This physicist's ideas of time will blow your mind.

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.

If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to prove this point. He’d “rather not ruin a party with physics,” he says. We don’t have to understand the mechanics of the universe to go about our daily lives. But it’s good to take a step back every once in a while.

Time is a fascinating topic because it touches our deepest emotions. Time opens up life and takes everything away. Wondering about time is wondering about the very sense of our life. This is [why] I have spent my life studying time,” Rovelli explains.

Rovelli’s new book, The Order of Time, published in April, is about our experience of time’s passage as humans, and the fact of its absence at minuscule and vast scales. He makes a compelling argument that chronology and continuity are just a story we tell ourselves in order to make sense of our existence.

Time, Rovelli contends, is merely a perspective, rather than a universal truth. It’s a point of view that humans share as a result of our biology and evolution, our place on Earth, and the planet’s place in the universe.

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TomSlick Jan 2020 #13

Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 02:25 PM

1. Well we seem to share a basic relativity to time passing or we wouldn't be able to set appointments.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 02:30 PM

2. ...

Time goes, they say, ah no
Alas, Time stays, we go

H A Dobson

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 02:37 PM

3. It is fascinating

I listened to part of it and will get back to it. Fascinating insights and some very curious perspectives on the nature of time, its measurements, and variations.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 02:47 PM

4. Stars are born, they live and eventually die.

All of that takes.....time??

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 02:50 PM

5. Fascinating!

I do so love this stuff....

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 03:03 PM

6. Great!

I'll just stay at my current age then! LOL

As someone once said "Time is the fire in which we burn"

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 03:05 PM

7. Addressed many times in science fiction, but the answers are illusive...

This stuff randomly came up in a discussion at home yesterday-- where does everything go when time passes? Where is the future stored until it's ready?

Instinctively, we know time is simply an illusion, but we have no idea where to look for the reality behind the illusion. I doubt we'll find it in quantum mechanics where there are too many unanswered questions already, but we may find interesting things in dimensional shifts.

But, what do I know?



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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 03:51 PM

8. Yeah, well he should try to be late with his mortgage payment.

Side note, there was a post here about a month ago. It was about how the universe was gonna end.

Earth gets cold.
Sun goes dim.
Sun goes out.

and on and on..

Universe gets collapsed into many black holes

then, about 3 trillion years later, TIME STOPS.

About 4 trillion years later..... Now if time stopped at 3 trillion years, ........

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 06:21 PM

10. Trump's Space Force will avert that.

It'll get the Milky Way to open an investigation of The Andromeda galaxy's curroption.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 03:52 PM

9. I always thought of time as the present moment...

When I think of the past moment... It lives in my mind... right now. When I think of the future, that thought lives in my mind... right now.. The past is now, the future is now...
The philosophy of it all fascinates me...
m

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 07:59 PM

11. "Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana." Groucho Marx

Anyone who observes what we call a day, from one sunrise to the next, or the phases of the moon,
knows what time is. There is such a thing as too much education and too much free time.

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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 08:24 PM

12. Jeremy Bearimy

(For The Good Place fans on DU)

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 08:25 PM

13. As James Taylor said in "Secret O' Life"

"Now the thing about time is that time isn't really real.
It's just your point of view, how does it feel for you?"

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