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Innocence and Symmetry in Microphysics

Huw Price

in Time's Arrow & Archimedes' Point

Published in print October 1997 | ISBN: 9780195117981
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853045 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195117981.003.0005
Innocence and Symmetry in Microphysics

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Even though previous chapters have discussed the asymmetry of time in terms of cosmology, thermodynamics, and radiation, there is still the matter of the atemporal Archimedean standpoint. It may be hard to justify, as most researchers and studies find time to be most of the time, if not all the time, temporal. The chapter, however, argues that there is still much to be debated about the temporal aspect of time, that this is not the final thought and that all prejudices must be laid aside before new ideas can be opened. The asymmetric form of the universe, on the other hand, can due to the after effect of the Big Bang, a result of an event and not necessarily based on the forces of nature.

Keywords: microphysics; symmetry; cosmology; Big bang; time

Chapter.  8242 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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