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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Science: TIME may just NOT EXIST (audio)
Carlo Rovelli, Ira Flatow (Sci Fri); Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
How do you think about time? Most people experience it as Newton described it -- as something that passes independent of other events, that’s the same for everyone everywhere, and moves in a straight line. Still, others have come to embrace Einstein’s view that time instead forms a matrix with space and acts like a substance in which we are submerged. But author and physicist Carlo Rovelli has an even different approach to time. He’s working on a way to quantify gravity in which time doesn’t exist. He joins Science Friday's Ira Flatow to discuss his theories detailed in his book, The Order of Time. Read excerpt: The Order of Time.