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The Concept of Time in Physics

Nature volume 135, pages 203205 (09 February 1935) | Download Citation



IN 1927, Mr. Dunne published a book recording dream experiences which seemed to indicate prevision of future events. Being a thorough Copernican, he scorned the idea of personal peculiarity and began to examine the concept of time. His conclusions were so strange that stronger observational evidence was generally demanded; yet it was clear even then that the theory was grounded on the general nature of thought rather than the particular data of experience. The issue is now cleared. In his new book, Mr. Dunne applies his theory to the facts of modern physics instead of to dreams. Those facts are numerous and authentic enough: we can no longer evade the challenge by demanding further evidence.

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