A Radical New View of Time

October 9, 2016

We all think about time but probably not as deeply as the groundbreaking theoretical physicist Lee Smolin. Smolin has created a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos. He lays it out in a book called "Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe."

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Prof. Smolin describes two hypotheses about what may have preceded the big bang: The black-hole theory and the bouncing-universe theory. But there is a third he didn't mention: Eternal-inflation theory.