The old adage that ‘time is like a river’, suggesting that we move through it like a ship sailing on water, may be wrong.
A new theory claims that time does not move forward, but rather, everything in time is ever-present.
According to the theory, if we were to ‘look down’ upon the universe, we would see time spread out in all directions, just as we see space at the moment.
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor of philosophy has presented a new theory of time. Dr Bradford Skow says the idea that time flows like a river (stock image shown) is not necessarily correct. Instead he claims space-time is a ‘block universe’ where the past, present and future all exist together
The intriguing theory was put forward by Dr Bradford Skow, an associated professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
In his new book, Objective Becoming, he examines some of the theories that have been postulated to explain time.
Written by Jonathan O’Callaghan for MailOnline
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