This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

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duane
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This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Post by duane » Wed May 23, 2018 2:37 pm

https://qz.com/1279371/this-physicists- ... your-mind/

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.
In fact, Rovelli explains, there are actually no things at all. Instead, the universe is made up of countless events. Even what might seem like a thing—a stone, say—is really an event taking place at a rate we can’t register. The stone is in a continual state of transformation, and on a long enough timeline, even it is fleeting, destined to take on some other form.

In the “elementary grammar of the world, there is neither space nor time—only processes that transform physical quantities from one to another, from which it is possible to calculate possibilities and relations,” the scientist writes.




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Re: This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Post by bperet » Thu May 24, 2018 10:59 am

duane wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 2:37 pm
In the “elementary grammar of the world, there is neither space nor time—only processes that transform physical quantities from one to another, from which it is possible to calculate possibilities and relations,” the scientist writes.
Golly... and in 1978, Larson concluded that "the Universe is nothing but abstract change in three dimensions."

(See the last few minutes of: 1978 Conference Q&A Session)

It has taken them half a century, but they are catching on. :D
Every dogma has its day...

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