The Wrong Assumption

Revolutionary Scientific Theories that Shape the Elusive Supernatural World

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The Wrong Assumption: Revolutionary Scientific Theories That Shape the Elusive Supernatural World provides a scientific approach to philosophical thinking and encourages readers to explore their ...
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The Age of Time

Pp. 53-66 (14)

Diego Elustondo

Abstract

“The Age of Time” explores the possibility that the universe may possess memory of the past. The discussion starts by explaining the relationship between time and age. The chapter explains that, even though time is just an imaginary concept, age seems to be something real that irreversibly advances with time. To understand this connection, the chapter quickly reviews the scientific definition of time, from the sundial to the atomic clock, and it then continues with the history of entropy from the steam engine to the theory of communication. It concludes that entropy behaves as an immaterial memory that takes note of every action and remembers it for the rest of eternity. Metaphorically speaking, entropy behaves as if the universe must remember the past in order to avoid repeating it in the future.

Keywords:

Age and time, old and new, past and future, reversible and irreversible, cycles, ephemerides time, sundial, pendulum clock, atomic clock, perpetual motion machine, the bone digester, steam engine, heat engine, mechanic work, entropy, second law of thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, chaos and disorder, theory of communication, universal memory.