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Oxford Time

I was keen to listen to the CBC Ideas broadcast on Time as thought of by David Deutsch, Julian Barbour, and Roger Penrose (Sir Roger!). Getting over to the page for Living on Oxford Time, I settled in to listen to the RealPlayer-based broadcast.

While it was certainly up to CBC's standards for production and general entertainment, I was a little disappointed in that the main message about time being not unique in terms of how we think of physics, the participants only really hinted at the ideas in physics that suggest this. Barbour only alludes to the idea of superposition of states.

So, while nice to listen to, I found reading the books of the main guests to be much better. I also have found the discourse on edge.org, namely, "The Problem of Time in Quantum Cosmology" to be much more engaging.

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