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What can we learn about physical laws from the fact that we have memories only of the past?

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Abstract:

Not much. I demonstrate this by constructing a model of a memory system governed by deterministic, time reversible laws only, thereby showing that the mere fact of our having memories solely of the past does not necessitate an indeterministic, time asymmetric or stochastic physics, essentially thermodynamic processes or a primitive notion of time asymmetric causation.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/026985900111873

Publication date: March 1, 2000

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