User:JCNSmith

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Reading, thinking, and occasionally writing about the fundamental nature of time have been my avocation and passion for the past 50 or so years. During that time, I gradually have amassed some thoughts on the topic which I believe are original, constructive, and, best of all, "correct," whatever that may mean in the context of science and/or philosophy; I personally take it to mean that these ideas currently are the best available explanation for observed phenomena, with the understanding that they will remain so only until someone offers a better, more comprehensive explanation, which presumably would then subsume all previous "best explanations." Should anyone be interested, I've written four relatively brief essays setting forth what I believe is a helpful paradigm for the nature of time.

Toward a Helpful Paradigm for the Nature of Time ( http://sites.google.com/site/smithjcnparadigm/ ). Time: Illusion and Reality ( http://sites.google.com/site/smithjcn/time ). On the Impossibility of Time Travel ( http://www.fqxi.org/data/essay-contest-files/Smith_IOTT6.cwk.pdf ). Rethinking a Key Assumption About the Nature of Time ( http://www.fqxi.org/data/essay-contest-files/Smith_Rethinking_a_Key_Assu.pdf ). JCNSmith (talk) 02:31, 1 July 2012 (UTC)