Time-Reversed Human Experience: Experimental Evidence

Time-Reversed Human Experience: Experimental Evidence and Implications


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Let's revisit the philosophy of Hume.

"People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." Albert Einstein

The effects considered here involve information flowing backward in time. This worries some philosophers because they imagine that time-reversals necessarily evoke logical paradoxes.

These implications are, of course, heresies of the first order.

I believe...the implications of all this are sufficiently remote from engrained ways of thinking that the first reaction to this work will be confidence that it is wrong. The second reaction will be horror that it may be right. The third will be reassurance that it is obvious.

Jay's take on this: Don't hold your breath waiting for this to happen.


Posted by Jay Cross at January 15, 2002 08:29 PM | TrackBack
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