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Neutrino Speed-of-Light Watch: Physicist Dave Goldberg Says Special Relativity Could Be Wrong. All Wrong.
The Los Angeles Times today quotes physicist Dave Goldberg as saying that, if neutrinos can indeed go faster than the speed of light (as some Italian researchers appear to have discovered), then Einstein’s famed theory of special relativity is wrong. All wrong. “Basically, all … Continue reading
Biologist Anthony Cashmore thinks belief in free will is akin to belief in “magic” and we have “free will genes” actively deceiving us into believing that we have free will!
Yikes. An exceptionally clear discussion of biologist Anthony Cashmore’s ideas about free will is at physorg.com today. Here’s Cashmore’s basic thesis: In a recent study, Cashmore has argued that a belief in free will is akin to religious beliefs, since neither … Continue reading
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Cosmological Natural Selection and the Timeless Block Universe? Maybe All Bullshit, Says Physicist Lee Smolin
Famed multiverse theorist, physicist Lee Smolin, in a recent essay, says he isn’t sure whether he even believes in his own multiverse hypothesis anymore, but he does give it credit for having some predictive power and experimental support: An alternative … Continue reading
I have a college textbook on logic and critical thinking (believe it or not!) and it has a discussion of the notion that we might live in a “block universe.” The book I have is its fourth edition, and I checked … Continue reading
Here’s a quote from physicist Paul Davies on the notion that we might live in a “block universe”: “Physicists prefer to think of time as laid out in its entirety – a timescape, analogous to a landscape – with all … Continue reading
British physicist Julian Barbour thinks so. He has a book titled The End of Time (Oxford 2001), which I greedily wonder-devoured when it first came out. Dutch television did this 23 minute documentary segment summarizing Barbour’s views: The idea that time … Continue reading