On 1/8/2014 10:58 AM, John Clark wrote:




On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 2:59 PM, Jesse Mazer <laserma...@gmail.com <mailto:laserma...@gmail.com>> wrote:

    > Well, most physicists already agrees physics is time-symmetric


I think you would have enormous difficulty finding one single physicist on the face of the earth who says time is symmetrical.... well OK,... maybe a physicist who just hag a stroke. You could find many that think Quantum Mechanics states time is symmetrical, or almost symmetrical. So much the worse for Quantum Mechanics.

The equations of evolution are CPT invariant (with possible exceptions from GR). Vic Stenger has written a book "Timeless Reality" in which he shows that the counter-intuitive aspects of QM, like violation of Bell's inequality, can be explained by this time-symmetry. Costa de Beauregard first proposed this analysis of EPR. All the physicists I know regard the second law of thermodynamics as a statistical, not fundamental, law. That's why statistical mechanics can be used to derive the second law for simple systems.

Brent

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