'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time | Books | The Guardian


18 bookmarks. First posted by aebraddy april 2018.


He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip

Did not realize Rovelli was experienced.
“In my day it was barricades and police,” he says. He was a passionate student activist, back then. What did he and his pals want? “Small things! We wanted a world without boundaries, without state, without war, without religion, without family, without school, without private property.”

Nor did I realize he was an anarchist.
nice-thinking  physics 
4 days ago by mozzarella
“If I observe the microscopic state of things,” writes Rovelli, “then the difference between past and future vanishes … in the elementary grammar of things, there is no distinction between ‘cause’ and ‘effect’.”
acid  physics  time 
april 2018 by craniac
W hat do we know about time? Language tells us that it “passes”, it moves like a great river, inexorably dragging us with it, and, in the end, washes us up on…
april 2018 by jkleske
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april 2018 by brozena