Why is time so weird?

  • Michael Hanlon
Part of the Macmillan Science book series (MACSCI)


Time makes our lives. It is the key to how we perceive everything, from the ticking of our own minds to the events which mark our passage from birth to death. We can perhaps imagine a universe without colour, or without heat or light, but we cannot imagine a world without time. And yet, as far as physics seems to understand it, we may have to.


Question Science Loop Quantum Gravity Conscious Mind Causal Past Strong Nuclear Force 
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