The Relativity of Time

  • Amit Goswami


There is a story about a Russian poet on the streets of London without a watch who was struck by an irresistible urge to know what time it was. So he went up to a man on the street and asked in his foreign English, “What’s time?” The man looked very surprised and replied, “But that’s a philosophical question. Why ask me?”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amit Goswami
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  1. 1.Institute of Noetic SciencesSausalitoUSA
  2. 2.University of OregonEugeneUSA

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