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Single Idea 20470

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 4. Time / i. Time and change]

Full Idea

It is always heat and only heat that distinguishes the past from the future.

Gist of Idea

Only heat distinguishes past from future

Source

Carlo Rovelli (Reality is Not What it Seems [2014], 12)

A Reaction

I can remember the past but not the future - so can that fact be reduced to facts about heat?

Book Reference

Rovelli,Carlo: 'Reality is Not What it Seems', ed/tr. Carnell/Segre [Penguin 2016], p.221