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Gödel was already on it.

A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Godel and Einstein

In 1942, the logician Kurt Godel and Albert Einstein became close friends; they walked to and from their offices every day, exchanging ideas about science, philosophy, politics, and the lost world of German science. By 1949, Godel had produced a remarkable proof: In any universe described by the Theory of Relativity, time cannot exist. Einstein endorsed this result reluctantly but he could find no way to refute it, since then, neither has anyone else. Yet cosmologists and philosophers alike have proceeded as if this discovery was never made.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed Jul 11th, 2018 at 05:10:49 PM EST
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So Douglas Adams had it right all along (again): "Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."
by Bjinse on Wed Jul 11th, 2018 at 07:08:16 PM EST
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Logic is not determinative of ontology.

Or in the common tongue: Godel was full of it.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Jul 12th, 2018 at 12:23:00 AM EST
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