Interesting stuff! I'm no physics major, but it seems to that directional causality is the only obvious way by which we can differentiate the past and the future. If causailty is bi-directional, doesn't that invalidate/remove the foundation from underneath laws that appear to rely on this directionality? The main example I'm thinking of is the second law of thermodynamics, but I'm guessing there are others.
Thanks nice site hope to exchange thoughts further.
Thanks citizensearth. What makes the 2nd law interesting is the fact that the early universe has very low entropy. Given that there is a time with very low entropy, statistics and physics nearly guarantee an increase as you move away from that. Because we can remember only lower-entropy (relative to us) times and plan-and-control only higher-entropy times, we perceive time to flow "toward" the higher entropy direction.
Dear Dr. Torek,
Greetings. Thank you so very much for your interest in the lab's work. You are correct that, in Passive Frame Theory, conscious states serve an essential role for adaptive behavior. See more information here:
Best regards, EM
Thank you Dr. Morsella! Good to know. Did you get here by way of my comments on Jerry Coyne's blog whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com?
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