Time Reborn

Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe by Lee Smolin

This was a very interesting read in the popular science category. It centres on the position on time in the laws of physics, first describing how time lost its place as a central focus of many theories, and then discusses the problems that this causes when physicists try to apply their theories to the universe as a whole. Smolin discusses how the reductionist approach of deriving laws by observing a system from the outside, is inapplicable to the discovery of the laws that govern the universe as a whole. The book is a mash up of interesting ideas from new theories and discussions around existing ideas and theories, all pitched at the popular science level with understandable explanations.

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