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Richard Feynman Once Quipped That Time Is What Happens When Nothing Else Does But Julian Barbour Disagrees If Nothing Happened, If Nothing Changed, Then Time Would Stop For Time Is Nothing But Change It Is Change That We Perceive Occurring All Around Us, Not Time Put Simply, Time Does Not Exist In This Highly Provocative Volume, Barbour Presents The Basic Evidence For A Timeless Universe, And Shows Why We Still Experience The World As Intensely Temporal It Is A Book That Strikes At The Heart Of Modern Physics It Casts Doubt On Einstein S Greatest Contribution, The Spacetime Continuum, But Also Points To The Solution Of One Of The Great Paradoxes Of Modern Science, The Chasm Between Classical And Quantum Physics Indeed, Barbour Argues That The Holy Grail Of Physicists The Unification Of Einstein S General Relativity With Quantum Mechanics May Well Spell The End Of Time Barbour Writes With Remarkable Clarity As He Ranges From The Ancient Philosophers Heraclitus And Parmenides, Through The Giants Of Science Galileo, Newton, And Einstein, To The Work Of The Contemporary Physicists John Wheeler, Roger Penrose, And Steven Hawking Along The Way He Treats Us To Enticing Glimpses Of Some Of The Mysteries Of The Universe, And Presents Intriguing Ideas About Multiple Worlds, Time Travel, Immortality, And, Above All, The Illusion Of Motion The End Of Time Is A Vibrantly Written And Revolutionary Book It Turns Our Understanding Of Reality Inside Out

7 thoughts on “The End of Time: The Next Revolution in Physics

  1. Marta Saavedra Marta Saavedra says:

    El lenguaje es bastante sencillo, pero claro, f sica.en un idioma no materno.En f n, igualmente lo leer Se lo recomiendo a los que sospechen que este mundo no es lo que parece.

  2. José Luis Fernández José Luis Fernández says:

    This scientist is one of the geniuses of current science This book collects his most important ideas in the field of cosmology The book interested experts equals fans to physics Experts and fans alike appreciate this book.

  3. Giulio Ruffini Giulio Ruffini says:

    This is a great book from a very innovative, independent physicists thinking about the hard questions in the field What is time If you have ever wondered about his and have a mathematical mind, this is a book to savor and be influenced by.

  4. R. Miller R. Miller says:

    Reader beware This is hardcore theoretical physics, and as deep a thinker I believe myself to be, I clearly lack the education to keep up with a lot of the language and math Barbour uses to make his case As near as I can figure it, Barbour theorizes that we exist in a 100% STATIC reality where nothing is actually ever in motion I happen to agree with this theory, and believe that our experience is an ILLUSION of motion created by the rapid focusing and refocusing of individuated Consciousness into one holographic still frame after another In a truly infinite reality, this is completely possible and even PLAUSIBLE However, for me it s far easier to imagine such a reality using allegory than the physics and math employed within this book by Barbour, a truly brilliant human being One of few books in my library I was unable to finish, but just having it there makes me feel smarter, lol

  5. D. G. Frank D. G. Frank says:

    I read this book many years ago, and still it plagues me Read at your own risk The ideas are sound and the presentation lucid And yet, the ideas are so counter to human experience that they take some time to absorb The author himself says it took him a couple decades just to write the first chapter Well, I ve been ruminating over that first chapter for almost a decade.Although difficult and often counter intuitive, much of what Barbour proposes is validated by experiment.In the grand tradition of real science, this is a book of exploration Enjoy

  6. Dan F. Duda Dan F. Duda says:

    I ve read many of the books on this topic None has been as helpful in providing real insight regarding this totally un intuitive concept For example, at one point you started reading this review but now you re reading these particular words How could that have happened if time didn t pass One simplistic way to describe how Barbour explains it is that what we perceive as time is actually change We get confused because we apply metrics to the perceptions.Obviously that s not totally satisfying to our desire to really understand what s going on, but it does move the ball a little toward that goal And, the book provides a much richer view of the whole concept, including the history of theories and thoughts about time as well as how matter and motion impact what we experience.This is well worth the read for anyone obsessed with trying to comprehend reality.

  7. Customer Customer says:

    In my opinion, this is one of the most misunderstood books on A lot of the reviewer expect the same pseudo scientific, philosophizing, feel good, new age mumbo jumbo so prevalent and highly rated.They are rightly disappointed, since this was not the aim of this book.In fact what Barbour tries here is to make a case for finding the basic principles underlying one of the most successful modern physical theory the general relativity In fact he manages to establish this connection making The End of Time one the most meaty popular science books of all times.It is true that Barbour does don t convincingly explains the psychological illusion of time in a timeless universe, but it would be foolish to expect that, since the problem of qualia is still an elusive, poorly understood interdisciplinary concept Still, this shortcoming does not make the book any less intriguing.The only irritating aspect of the book was the narcissistic attitude of the author He has not decided whether he writes a popular science book or an biography of himself I don t use the word autobiography, as he praises himself as if he would be a different person Still I give this book 5 stars, since it is extremely well written and Barbour makes an excellent job to make a very hard technical topic intuitive and accessible The only reason he seems to fail is simply the very modest average intellectual capability of the general audience.For example, a lot of the layman reviewers attack the notion of timelessness, which is in fact does not originate from Barbour but is a most mainstream view among all self respecting physicists The notion that the arrow of time is a consequence of the entropy increase in the state space is neither new, nor very controversial.What s a new however is that the topology of Einstein s space time manifold is naturally glued together from disjoint three dimensional moments based on a similarity metric alone is not widely recognized.I think this is a very fundamental and interesting insight, which deserves a good deal of thoughts This conclusion of his, however is not a subjective opinion, but a well defined mathematical statement proven by Barbour and his coauthors.