Friday, 18 January 2008


The "New Scientist" this week leads with yet another article about how Time is an illusion.

How often does this have to be said?

It is not 03:06 in the morning again, I am not about to have a bath, shave, clean my teeth, read a book and fall asleep a couple of hours after that, again.

Nor am I going to catch the 13:19 from Brighton to Croydon and arrive for work at 14:00 all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and suited'n'booted. Again.

So I can replace the information about which measurement happens first in time with the detailed information about how the observables are correlated, says the very wonderful Carlo Rovelli, a physicist at the University of Marseilles in France.

"Rovelli's work makes the timeless view more believable and more in line with standard physics", says Dean Rickles, a philosopher of physics at the University of Sydney in Australia.

I can only commend these gents to you, says your Blogista, a person who is about to have a bath in the Bathroom of a Flat at the Town of Hove in the United Kingdom.


YesBut said...

I hope you remember to wash behind the ears!

Chertiozhnik said...

Never fail. I have my checklist pinned up over the tub.