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A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

Author : Stephen Hawking
ISBN : 9780762439225
Genre : Science
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With commentary by the greatest physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, this anthology has garnered impressive reviews. PW has called it “a gem of a collection” while New Scientist magazine notes the “thrill of reading Einstein's own words.” From the writings that revealed the famous Theory of Relativity, to other papers that shook the scientific world of the 20th century, A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion belongs in every science fan's library.

The Stubbornly Persistent

Author : Anderthal Kord
ISBN : 1985830841
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Einstein famously claimed that the distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. His theory of relativity transformed the flowing river of time into a frozen river of spacetime, a reality in which time is as real as space, the future exists-and free will, also, is only an illusion. But there are those-the stubbornly persistent-who believe in science, in Einstein and even his theory of relativity, but who also believe there are real, undeniable differences between the past, the present and the future. How to reconcile these contradictory beliefs? This book explores, in the words of the scientists immersed in these topics, our current understanding of relativity, spacetime, the fourth dimension, the fifth dimension, quantum reality and the nature of time. But the book has an agenda, a single goal: to discover a way for relativity's spacetime to embrace a flowing river of time within its boundaries. Ultimately, the book shows that such a reality is possible-by actually describing, in detail, such a possibility. It offers a glimpse into a universe in which free will emerges naturally within the laws of physics.. In order for scientific reality to agree with human reality, we must somehow melt the frozen river of spacetime.

Albert Einstein

Author : Mr. Ze'ev Rosenkranz
ISBN : 965493325X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Author : Robert Lanza
ISBN : 9781458795175
Genre : Cosmology
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Robert Lanza is one of the most respected scientists in the world a US News and World Report cover story called him a genius and a renegade thinker, even likening him to Einstein. Lanza has teamed with Bob Berman, the most widely read astronomer in the world, to produce Biocentrism, a revolutionary new view of the universe. Every now and then a simple yet radical idea shakes the very foundations of knowledge. The startling discovery that the world was not flat challenged and ultimately changed the way people perceived themselves and their relationship with the world. For most humans of the 15th century, the notion of Earth as ball of rock was nonsense. The whole of Western, natural philosophy is undergoing a sea change again, increasingly being forced upon us by the experimental findings of quantum theory, and at the same time, toward doubt and uncertainty in the physical explanations of the universes genesis and structure. Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview, turning the planet upside down again with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around. In this paradigm, life is not an accidental byproduct of the laws of physics. Biocentrism takes the reader on a seemingly improbable but ultimately inescapable journey through a foreign universe our own from the viewpoints of an acclaimed biologist and a leading astronomer. Switching perspective from physics to biology unlocks the cages in which Western science has unwittingly managed to confine itself. Biocentrism will shatter the readers ideas of life--time and space, and even death. At the same time it will release us from the dull worldview of life being merely the activity of an admixture of carbon and a few other elements; it suggests the exhilarating possibility that life is fundamentally immortal. The 21st century is predicted to be the Century of Biology, a shift from the previous century dominated by physics. It seems fitting, then, to begin the century by turning the universe outside-in and unifying the foundations of science with a simple idea discovered by one of the leading life-scientists of our age. Biocentrism awakens in readers a new sense of possibility, and is full of so many shocking new perspectives that the reader will never see reality the same way again.

Time Reborn

Author : Lee Smolin
ISBN : 9780547511726
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A theoretical physicist and author of the controversial best-seller The Trouble with Physics describes his new approach for thinking about the reality of time and explains his theory about the laws of physics not being timeless but rather capable of evolving.

The Order Of Time

Author : Carlo Rovelli
ISBN : 9780735216129
Genre : Science
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The perfect graduation gift "Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book." --The Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. Already a bestseller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, The Order of Time offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time.

From Illusions To Reality

Author : Vesselin Petkov
ISBN : 9781927763001
Genre : Space and time
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The greatest mystery in the world is its very existence. In our intellectual development, we all reach a turning point when we start asking the perennial existential questions: "What is the world?"; "What am I?"; "What is the meaning of the existence of the world and myself?". As the German philosopher Schopenhauer put it: "The lower a man stands in intellectual respects the less of a riddle does existence seem to him... but, the clearer his consciousness becomes the more the problem grasps him in its greatness." This book explores what fundamental physics tells us about the physical world and how the scientific picture of what exists often differs disturbingly from the "common sense" view based on the way our senses reflect the world. Centuries-old illusions are identified by showing that they contradict experimentally-confirmed results of modern physics, which clears the way toward deeper understanding of reality. The greatest illusion that the world exists only at the present moment of time has been realized by many great thinkers, but so far the human race has been unable to free itself from it, prompting Einstein to write this: "the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." Getting rid of such stubbornly persistent illusions by open-mindedly examining the implications of modern physics for the physical world can help us rise above the fog of everyday life and see Nature the way she herself is.

Time And Free Will

Author : Henri Bergson
ISBN : UOM:39015002330184
Genre : Consciousness
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Advanced Relativity

Author : Amrit Sorli
ISBN : 1542769957
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Advanced Relativity is based on elementary perception and bijective function of set theory. We can observe in the universe five fundamental elements: matter, energy, space, run of changes and time. The one who observes these five elements is the observer which represents the sixth fundamental element. These six elements represent set universe X. In Advanced Relativity, each of these elements is related by bijective function of set theory with exactly one element in the set universe model Y. Between the set universe X and the set model universe Y there is a bijective function. Advanced Relativity is the begging of Bijective Physics where no element in the set universe model Y can be introduced without being observed with elementary perception. Bijective Physics has proved that space has physical properties, namely, variable energy density which generates mass and gravity. The energy of space is dark energy. A photon is the wave of space. In Advanced Relativity, space is the medium which transports mass, gravity, and electromagnetism. No signal can move in time because time is merely duration of signal motion in space. CMBR cannot have the origin in some remote physical past which is non-existent. CMBR has the origin in space in which is always NOW. Advanced Relativity is the end of Big Bang cosmology model. In Advanced Relativity is fully realized Einstein's idea of completeness of a given model and his visionary vision that only NOW exists: ...there is something essential about the NOW which is just outside the realm of science. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between the past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. Albert Einstein

The Quotable Einstein

Author : Albert Einstein
ISBN : 0691026963
Genre : Science
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Collects quotations by Einstein and arranges them thematically on such subjects as death, education, family, life, pacifism, religion, wealth, and wisdom

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