Category Archives: Time

Excuse me, do you half the time?

A friend and I were recently talking about Half-life. No, not that Half-life. Half-life as in the time it takes a radioactive isotope to lose (through decay) half of its atoms. So what does that mean and why should you care? Read the rest of this entry

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Here today, gone yesterday.

Recently I’ve been watching a lot of Doctor Who (the 2005-present series). The stories are pretty entertaining but a lot of the “science” tends to be pretty inaccurate or just plain goofy. I’m not faulting the show though (there’s a reason it’s called science-FICTION). There is however, one particular detail that does impress me, and it involves… Read the rest of this entry

Timeless Thoughts

In his book Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, Lee Smolin says that “Space is nothing apart from the things that exist; it is only an aspect of the relationships that hold between things.” I like to think of Time in the same way. Read the rest of this entry