Praise for Time Reborn:
"With rare conceptual daring, Smolin beckons toward a new perspective for doing cosmological theory, a perspective allowing Leibniz’s principle of sufficient reason to open surprising possibilities...A thrilling intellectual ride."—Booklist, starred review "Smolin makes an energetic case for a paradigm shift that could produce mind-boggling changes in the way we experience our world."—Publishers Weekly "A distinguished physicist delivers a thoughtful, complex re-evaluation of the role of time in the universe...a flood of ideas from an imaginative thinker."—Kirkus
"[Smolin’s] book, a mix of science, philosophy and science fiction, is at once entertaining, thought-provoking, fabulously ambitious and fabulously speculative." —The New York Times
"Provocative, original, and unsettling." —The New York Review of Books
"Brilliant…Smolin gives what is, for me, the best analysis of the nature of time from a physics viewpoint in a popular science book I have ever seen." —Popular Science
"Smolin provides a much-needed dose of clarity about time, with implications that go far beyond physics to economics, politics, and personal philosophy. An essential book for physicists and non-physicists alike, Time Reborn offers a path to better theory and potentially to a better society.
" —Jaron Lanier, author of You Are Not a Gadget
and The Fate of Power and the Future of Dignity
"Applying his deep mastery of cosmology, quantum mechanics, general relativity and all the diverse attempts at quantum gravity, in Time Reborn Lee Smolin weaves a convincing and entirely new view of reality
. He shows us how contemporary physics eliminates time and argues persuasively that any adequate cosmology rests on making time and ‘now’ fundamental." —Stuart Kauffman, University of Vermont, author of At Home in the Universe
"Smolin is an excellent writer, a creative thinker and is ecumenical in the way he covers so many different branches of thought.
Even as I mentally argued with this book, I kept on ploughing through to see how Smolin dealt with the objections. I would love to sit down with him over a drink and debate the ins and outs of his theory. And that is how this book should be read: as an account that makes you ask questions." —Nature
"An entertaining, head-spinning and, yes, timely blend of philosophy, science, and speculation to put the Now back into physics." —The Telegraph
"An energetic case for a paradigm shift that could produce mind-boggling changes in the way we experience our world." —Publishers Weekly
"A thoughtful, complex re-evaluation of the role of time in the universe…A flood of ideas from an imaginative thinker." —Kirkus
"With rare conceptual daring, Smolin beckons toward a new perspective for doing cosmological theory…A thrilling intellectual ride!"—Booklist (starred review)
LEE SMOLIN is a senior faculty member and founder of the Perimeter Institute in Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ontario. A theoretical physicist and writer, he has greatly contributed to our understanding of space, time and cosmology. A co-inventor of loop quantum gravity and deformed special relativity and the inventor of cosmological natural selection, his work has contributed to the foundations of quantum theory, particle physics, theoretical biology, economics and the philosophy of science. He is a member of the philosophy dept. at U of T. Previously he held faculty positions at Yale, Syracuse and Penn State. On a popular level, he has written 3 previous books which bring to the public his reflections on cosmology and physics. He lives in Toronto with his wife and small son.
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