Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Stubborn Illusion of Time.

A friend shared this with me:

In his autobiography, Disturbing the Universe, Freeman
cites a letter Einstein wrote to his oldest friend, Michele Besso:

"Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."

To hear Freeman Dyson speak on » The Stubborn Illusion of Time (Real Player, 3:23) click on the link.

That Eistein was smart, wasn't he?


kate said...

sure was ;)

Julian's Mom said...

Are you going to see that new Keanu Reeves/Sandra Bullock film? I think it tries to address this issue of time/space.