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"This required abandoning the idea that there is a universal quantity called time that all clocks would measure." Chap. 1, p. 9

"Some people have blamed the atomic bomb on Einstein because he discovered the relationship between mass and energy; but that is like blaming Newton for causing airplanes to crash because he discovered gravity. Einstein himself took no part in the Manhattan Project and was horrified by the dropping of the bomb." Chap. 1, p. 13

"The reason general relativity broke down at the big band was that it was not compatible with quantum theory, the other great conceptual revolution of the early twentieth century." Chap. 1, p. 24

"God does not play dice." Chap. 1, p. 26

"If one takes the positivist position, as I do, one cannot say what time actually is. All one can do is describe what has been found to be a very good mathematical model for time and say what...

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