peteg's blog - noise - books - 2021 12 04 AlanLightman EinsteinsDreams

Alan Lightman: Einstein's Dreams.

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Kindle. Briefly: As a fictional and underdrawn Einstein develops his theory of special relativity in 1905, he dreams. This is Lightman's attempt to show what different notions of time might feel like. To me it was insufficiently coherent; he tried to make something of people like us experiencing time like that, but of course if time was like that then the people wouldn't be like us.