From: Eliezer Yudkowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Oct 07 2004 - 08:25:54 MDT
Christian Szegedy wrote:
> Marc Geddes wrote:
>> For instance he is mystified by the 'flow of time' and
>> thinks that the laws of physics have to be changed to
>> explain it, whereas in fact 'the flow of time' is a
>> high-level concept emerging from the way humans view
>> the world. Time does not exist at the physics level.
> Thank you for hinting us how the world truly works, so that we
> poor mortal fools can get a glimpse of true wisdom and do not
> have to bother anymore.
The notion of timeless physics is explained at length (and *extremely*
attractively, in my humble nonphysicist's opinion) in Julian Barbour's "The
End of Time".
-- Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://intelligence.org/ Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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