Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe

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Penguin Books, Limited, May 29, 2014 - Quantum cosmology - 352 pages
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Nothing seems more real than time passing. We experience life itself as a succession of moments. Yet the consensus in physics, from Newton and Einstein to today's string theorists, is that time is an illusion and the universe is governed by absolute, timeless laws. In Time Reborn, physicist Lee Smolin calls for a major revolution in scientific thought, insisting we embrace the reality of time. Not only is time real, he argues, it is the most fundamental feature of reality. Time Rebornexplains how the true nature of time shapes us, our world and the foundations of our universe. 'One of the most original living theorists . . . He challenges not only Einstein's relativity, but also the very notion of natural laws as immutable truths.' Economist 'Will no doubt be remembered as one of the essential books of the twenty-first century.' Jaron Lanier, author of You Are Not a Gadget 'Brilliant and persuasive.' Ray Monk, Guardian 'Provocative and stimulating . . . Smolin reconceives the universe.' Christopher Potter, Sunday Times'Entertaining, head-spinning . . . a maverick and mindbending exploration of time.' Roger Highfield, Daily Telegraph

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I'm not a scientist, but I keep thinking that the more science books I read, the more I'll eventually understand (and so far, that's been true). Having just finished The Grand Design I wanted to ... Read full review

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Smolin has a point: this business of timelessness needs a re-think. At the risk of sounding arrogant, his community shrinks because of his argument. I'm one of those curious, who likes to think i can ... Read full review

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