Fark Me To Tears: BTW... Don't let employers know about this concept. If time doesn't really exist, then that would invalidate the concept of being paid for time worked. Jeebus, things are already screwed up enough without having to deal with something like that!
Lucky LaRue: I imagine physicist have access to the best recreational drugs.
Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: Channeling the ghost of Parmenides, Barbour sees each individual moment as a whole, complete and existing in its own right. He calls these moments "Nows."Do you ever get the impression that eggheads sometimes just enjoy f*cking with us?
rogue49: bullshiatThey've proven time is a Dimension...an essential aspect of what we live within.They've proven that as with space, it is warped by Mass in Relativitistic affects,time slowing it down as it increases...proven 10,000 TIMES more accurate than ever, almost 100 years after Einstein.If anything, they need to expand the concept...not remove it./and as with Xeno's paradox...this guy isn't going anywhere fast with this idea
MartinD-35: Time is circular, not linear.
t3knomanser: Outside of that, it reads like a college freshman just discovered configuration spaces and has decided that they have learned the secrets of the universe.
OldRod: There is no time?Morris Day will be inconsolable!
czetie: That's really a function of the fact that it's an article in a popular science magazine
carterjw: Then what did I waste reading that bs?
uberaverage: Then how do kittens turn into catsthe Internet?
t3knomanser: czetie: That's really a function of the fact that it's an article in a popular science magazineIt's really science "journalism" that I'm criticizing. I'm not familiar with Barbour himself, but I do have a good sense of the work being done on the direction of causality.
DammitIForgotMyLogin: With his collaborators, Barbour has published a series of papers demonstrating how relativity and quantum mechanics naturally emerge from the physics of Platonia.Wake me up when he can demonstrate how entropy and the 2nd law of thermodynamics naturally emerges from his theory
czetie: DammitIForgotMyLogin: With his collaborators, Barbour has published a series of papers demonstrating how relativity and quantum mechanics naturally emerge from the physics of Platonia.Wake me up when he can demonstrate how entropy and the 2nd law of thermodynamics naturally emerges from his theoryHe claims that he can. It's just a matter of arranging the Nows in a way that minimizes a particular function of the difference between two Nows.
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