Albert Einstein, 1921

During one of my workshops at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, a student asked me whether I believed in time travel. We’d just spent about an hour discussing techniques for writing about time travel, but I hadn’t expected the question. After some blah-blah-blah on my part about friends who were physicists, I answered yes.

Doh! A couple of hours later, I remembered the quote attributed to Albert Einstein that I had put at the start of Blue Thread:

People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

For the curious among us, and I hope you are one of them, NOVA has an excellent presentation on the Web about Einstein and time travel. You don’t have to be into science to understand the concepts. Go on, check it out.


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