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Single Idea 20470

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / g. Time's arrow]

Full Idea

It is always heat and only heat that distinguishes the past from the future.

Gist of Idea

Only heat distinguishes past from future


Carlo Rovelli (Reality is Not What it Seems [2014], 12)

Book Reference

Rovelli,Carlo: 'Reality is Not What it Seems', ed/tr. Carnell/Segre [Penguin 2016], p.221

A Reaction

I can remember the past but not the future - so can that fact be reduced to facts about heat?