Corentin Derbré


Einstein's Dreams – Alan Lightman

ISBN: 9781400077809
Date read: 2018-06-20
How strongly I recommend it: 8/10
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Interesting stories about different rules for time. The stories are a bit repetitive in the setup.

my notes

All absolutes are part of the One Absolute.

If time and the passage of events are the same, then time moves barely at all. If time and events are not the same, then it is only people who barely move.

Each person who gets stuck in time gets stuck alone.

Book of Life, which is filled with the history of his life.

Why such a fixation on speed? Because in this world time passes mere slowly for people in motion. Thus everyone travels at high velocity, to gain time.

In a world without future, each laugh is the last laugh. In a world without future, beyond the present lies nothingness, and people cling to the present as if hanging from a cliff. A person who cannot imagine the future is a person who cannot contemplate the results of his actions.

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