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Weaving Wonderful Worlds

Stephen Hawking says, right now you’re actually creating your Past!

Hawking and Hartle’s original work on the quantum properties of the cosmos suggested that imaginary time, which seemed like a mathematical curiosity in the sum-over-histories approach, held the answer to understanding the origin of the universe

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May 6, 2006 - Posted by | Science

2 Comments »

  1. I would hope so. I really would hate to have to schedule that seperately!

    Comment by Eric W. | May 8, 2006 | Reply

  2. That’s true, it would be hell on one’s day-planner.

    *Note to self – Schedule Imaginary Time with Imaginary Self at theoretical Blvd. coffee shop.

    It’s odd though, we’ve known since the mid 20th century that there is no real way of rewinding the universe given present knowledge. Does this event/announcement signal some of the great cosmologists giving up on a real answer and simply speculating on a “possible begining”. I really don’t see this coming to anything other than self gratifying busy work of testing the probabilities of something that may or may not have existed in the past.

    Comment by Godel | May 13, 2006 | Reply


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