The grandfather of Euclio, an Athenian miser, entrusted a pot of gold to his household deity after burying the pot in the hearth. The god, angered in turn at Euclio’s grandfather, his father, and Euclio himself, has kept the secret of the treasure from all, until finally the daughter of Euclio, Phaedria, has endeared herself to the god. In an effort to help the young woman, the deity shows Euclio where the gold is hidden, so that the miser, by using the money as a dowry, might marry his daughter to Lyconides, the young man who has seduced her. Euclio, miserly and distrustful by nature, is thrown into a feverish excitement by the discovery of the gold.
could possibly enable distant future generations to travel into the past, research now suggests. Israeli Scientist Figures Out How Time Machine Might Work - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com
Israeli Researcher Develops New Theoretical Model of Time Machine Technion Israel Institute of Technology researchers have developed a theoretical model of a time machine that, in the distant future, could possibly enable future generations to travel into the past. An article on this research was published last week in the scientific journal Physical Review. “In order to travel back in time, the spacetime structure must be engineered appropriately,” explains Prof. Amos Ori of the Technion’s Faculty of Physics. “This is what Einstein’s theory of general relativity deals with. It says that spacetime can be flat.
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Home (ego death and self-control cybernetics) Contents Block-universe determinism and autonomous control The experienced world can be modelled as an ultimately unchanging, 4-dimensional spacetime block. The time axis combines with the 3 dimensions of space to form a 4-dimensional block universe, or crystalline ground of being. Timeless Block-Universe Determinism
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Summary (To appear, click above for Chen handout) Additions, revisions, extensions are encouraged in the Forum Participants Some Philosophy of Time References McTaggart, J. A Matter of Time
Center for Science and Society Symposium, Fall 2003 "A Matter of Time" February 5, 2003 Cheryl Chen Department of Philosophy Notes made available at talk Two opposing pictures about the nature of time: The debate between the conventional view and the block universe view is actually the combination of two debates in the philosophy of time: Why many philosophers and physicists believe in the block universe view: Worries about the block universe view: The Philosophy of Time