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Single Idea 12690

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 3. Parts of Time / e. Present moment]

Full Idea

The global wavefront that collapses when a light signal from the Big Bang is observed is what most plausibly defines the frontier between past and future.

Gist of Idea

The present is the collapse of the light wavefront from the Big Bang


Brian Ellis (The Metaphysics of Scientific Realism [2009], 6)

Book Reference

Ellis,Brian: 'The Metaphysics of Scientific Realism' [Acument 2009], p.127

A Reaction

I'm not sure I understand this, but it is clearly worth passing on. Of all the deep mysteries, the 'present' time may be the deepest.