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Time and Space for the Few

When the definitive history of the twentieth century is written, perhaps a thousand years from now, the two world wars will deserve a footnote apiece and there will be, I daresay, a section on putting men on the moon and another on cracking the genetic code. But there will need to be a few chapters on the really significant items: the fact that Physics discovered that the universe did not work in at all the way we had thought it did. And this happened not once but twice: once with Relativity and once with Quantum Mechanics. The outstanding problem for…

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