But, according to Smolin, when it comes to cosmology… faith in timeless laws has led physicists astray… The laws must live within time like everything else and that means they must change. In essence, Smolin claims, there is no eternal, Platonic realm of ideals and there never has been.1 http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2013/05/02/180037757/is-time-real [↩]

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In Julian Barbour’s book The End of Time: The Next Revolution in Our Understanding of the Universe, Platonia is the name given to his hypothetic entity of a timeless realm containing every possible “Now” or momentary configuration of the universe. The term can also be applied more generally to the “world of Forms” or “Plato’s…

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THE NON-EXISTENT GOD The main difference between the “Alien god” of gnosticism and the Biblical god of Genesis is the idea that the Alien god never created anything, much less the world; the Alien God simply is. Or is not – for in the same way that certain schools of Judaism refuse to assert that…

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