The arrow of time and the nature of spacetime

  title={The arrow of time and the nature of spacetime},
  author={George F R Ellis},
  journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology},
  • G. Ellis
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
This paper extends the work of a previous paper [arXiv:1208.2611] on the flow of time, to consider the origin of the arrow of time. It proposes that a `past condition' cascades down from cosmological to micro scales, being realized in many microstructures and setting the arrow of time at the quantum level by top-down causation. This physics arrow of time then propagates up, through underlying emergence of higher level structures, to geology, astronomy, engineering, and biology. The appropriate… Expand

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