Speculations and Physics
Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.
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Philosophical essays and Musings
World in Conflict and Transition
Created by: LIDIJA RANGELOVSKA
REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
C O N T E N T S
I. Time Asymmetry Re-Visited
II. Negentropic Agents and the Increase of Entropy
III. The Complexity of Simplicity
IV. Bestowed Existence
V. The Decoherence of Measurement
VI. The Quantum of Continuity
VII. Quantum Mechanics and Superstring Theories
II. Parapsychology and the Paranormal
III. Turing Machines and Universes
IV. The Science of Superstitions
Introduction: Science, God, and Religion
I. Is God Necessary?
II. Is the World Necessary?
III. Theodicy: The Problem of Evil
IV. Miracles, Wonders, Signs
V. Appendix: Scientific Theories
Time Asymmetry Re-Visited
Time does not feature in the equations describing the world of elementary particles and in some border astrophysical conditions. There, there is time symmetry.
The world of the macro, on the other hand, is time asymmetric.
Time is, therefore, an epiphenomenon: it does not characterize the parts – though it emerges as a main property of the whole, as an extensive parameter of macro systems.
In my doctoral dissertation (Ph.D. Thesis available on Microfiche in UMI and.