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Does time exist?

A physicist's bold new idea

By Josh Lowe  

(© Brett Renfer)

Does time exist? Can we describe anything as absolute? Does traditional physics imply that people don’t have free will? Could physicists have prevented the financial crisis? Hefty questions, all asked by a hefty panel at the RSA’s Time Reborn: A New Theory of Time—a New View of the World (listen to the event here). The event saw the theoretical physicist Lee Smolin, the Financial…

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