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Where Did Time Come From, and Why Does It Seem to Flow?
A chat with Paul Davies, a physicist at Arizona State University.
A Defense of the Reality of Time
Time isn’t just another dimension, argues Tim Maudlin. To make his case, he’s had to reinvent geometry.
Can We Really Travel Back in Time to Change History?
Physicist Paul Davies responds to “Mr. Thursday,” Emily St. John Mandel’s short story about time travel.
Future Tense, Slate
A Debate Over the Physics of Time
According to our best theories of physics, the universe is a fixed block where time only appears to pass. Yet a number of physicists hope to replace this “block universe” with a physical theory of time. Last month, about 60 physicists, along with a handful of philosophers and researchers from other branches of science, gathered at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada, to debate this question at the Time in Cosmology conference.
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