in: Time, Quantum and Information
edited by: L. Castell and O. Ischebeck
Springer, Berlin, 235 (2003)
Monday, July 1, 2002
It is not possible to repeat an experiment in the past. The underlying philosophical truth in this observation is the difference between certainty of the past and potentiality of the future. This difference is discussed, for example, in C.F.v. Weizsäcker’s papers and it was often pointed out by him in our discussions in the years 1983-1986 in the Starnberg institute. The perennial philosophical problem related to this difference between past and future is the question whether time is real or not.
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