Does the Past Still Exist?
August 20, 2010 10:35 AM Subscribe
Is our present defined by decisions we make in the future?
posted by GnomeChompsky (95 comments total)
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And maybe we don't know who killed JFK because the universe hasn't decided yet. A Huffington Post science blogger discusses the nature of history from a quantum perspective. To quote Stephen Hawking, "The histories of the universe depend on what is being measured, contrary to the usual idea that the universe has an objective observer-independent history."
I found this article while I was searching for scientific theories that might help me come to terms with the notion of death and non-existence. I'm somewhat heartened by the notion that existence seems to span beyond time and that the past and future aren't independent from of present. Thought others might enjoy it as well!