Physicist Proposes Solution to Arrow-of-Time Paradox

“Entropy can decrease, according to a new proposal – but the process would destroy any evidence of its existence, and erase any memory an observer might have of it. It sounds like the plot to a weird sci-fi movie, but the idea has recently been suggested by theoretical physicist Lorenzo Maccone, currently a visiting scientist at MIT, in an attempt to solve a longstanding paradox in physics.” (Phys.Org)

In other words, time flows both ‘forwards’ and ‘backwards’ but we can only remember one of those unfoldings?

One thought on “Physicist Proposes Solution to Arrow-of-Time Paradox

  1. Since the equations for particles traveling forward in time are the same as those for anti-particles traveling backward in time, it has always seemed likely that time works both ways. Perhaps the problem for us is that the structure of the human brain and its sensors (eyes, ears, etc.) only allow us to “read” time in one direction.


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