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Categorial decomposition of Galilean spacetime. Sean Carroll tells us that it was Galileo who first si rese conto che motion can be separated into: motion in the x direction — ẋ or x′[t] motion in the y direction — ẏ or y′[t] motion … Continue reading

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Tim Maudlin reformulates topology using open lines as the basis rather than open sets. He thinks this sheds some light on the “arrow of time” question (why does time only move forward, when physical equations can be used to postdict … Continue reading

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Benjamin Motz –

Aymara-speakers conceive of time as flowing away from them [1], whereas we Anglophones think of ourselves as moving forward through time. They say “way back in the future” and gesture behind themselves when talking about what’s to come. It’s logical because … Continue reading

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Radiolab – Bird’s-Eye View

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Diurnal Prejudice

There is a prejudice in society against people who wake up late. Obviously, someone who wakes up at 3pm, eats and gets ready, then works from 5pm until 2am, can get as much done as someone who works from 8:30am … Continue reading

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