Book cover of The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time by Julian Barbour
Astronomy & Space Science

The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time

In a universe filled by chaos and disorder, one physicist makes the radical argument that the growth of order drives the passage of time — and shapes the destiny of the universe.┬áTime is among the universe’s greatest mysteries. Why, when most laws of physics allow for it to flow forward and backward, does it only go forward? Physicists have long appealed to the second law of thermodynamics, held to predict the increase of disorder in the universe, to explain this. […Learn More]