This malign influence from the future

LHC

There’s a great article in the New York Times on the Large Hadron Collider, and the possibility that it is sabotaging itself from the future. A sample:

A pair of otherwise distinguished physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather.

Where we’re going we don’t need grandfathers.

Something else of interest to those of us interested in Meillassoux and speculative materialism is this:

Another of Dr. Nielsen’s projects is an effort to show how the universe as we know it, with all its apparent regularity, could arise from pure randomness, a subject he calls “random dynamics.”

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3 responses to “This malign influence from the future

  1. Pingback: Reverse Causation, Changes from the Future « Frames /sing

  2. ‘Another of Dr. Nielsen’s projects is an effort to show how the universe as we know it, with all its apparent regularity, could arise from pure randomness, a subject he calls “random dynamics.”’

    How funny. This is something I already believe and am working on in my philosophy.

  3. Read about this and found it absolutely fascinating. Was even going to blog about it. But you beat me to the punch.

    Reality is getting to be stranger than any science fiction…Maybe it always was.

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