Apparently physics is becoming philosophical…I have physics textbooks printed from before Fulton’s steam engine in which physics is considered a philosophy. The steam engine became fact and physics became very materialistic and Newtonian. Now, with the acceptance of quantum mechanics, we’re getting back to the subject re-becoming a philosophy… ~ Don Chapin
The trouble with time started a century ago, when Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity demolished the idea of time as a universal constant. One consequence is that the past, present, and future are not absolutes. Einstein’s theories also opened a rift in physics because the rules of general relativity (which describe gravity and the large-scale structure of the cosmos) seem incompatible with those of quantum physics (which govern the realm of the tiny).