Friday, September 30, 2016

Hmm …

… Why Does Time Go Forward Instead of Backward?

It has been a long time since I read anything about this, but I seem to recall that inorganic chemistry is governed by the second law of thermodynamics in a way that leads to states of molecular symmetry, but that organic chemistry — the chemistry of the carbon compounds — is characterized by a tendency toward molecular asymmetry. Whether I have this right, and whether it has any bearing on time's direction, that I don't know.

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  1. Our Timeless Obsession With Time Travel: Our long human fascination with time travel, with best-selling writer and science thinker James Gleick.