“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Albert Einstein
If I see an article title “Is the Future Already Written?” and it starts out saying that “A conscientious cosmologist rejects Einstein’s notion that time is an illusion and the future is set,” – well, I just have to read it.
Einstein and time [travel] are topics I love. That long article is in the June issue Discover magazine, but I saw it online last spring. If you’re not going to make it through the article or even this post, here is the PowerPoint bullet version: Einstein suggested that the future is just as real as the past and this cosmologist posits that the future remains a collection of possibilities until it merges into the present. That cosmologist is George Ellis and he is concerned…
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