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Have physicists made a terrible mistake?

Making sense of time

By Jay Elwes  

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The recent book by Lee Smolin, entitled Time Reborn, has left physicists scratching their heads somewhat. Frank Close, the Oxford particle physicist who reviews (£) the book in this month’s issue of Prospect commented that he was unsure whether the book ought to be read once, or studied for months.

The reason for this is that Smolin has done something very bold indeed—he has stuck his neck out. Right out. He did so in the…

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