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Cosmological arrow of time

  1. Feb 11, 2008 #1

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    Is the cosmological arrow of time just a special case of the thermodynamic arrow of time, where the universe is the isolated system?
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2008 #2
    short answer: yes

    the longer answer is nicely summed up in this post by Sean Carrol on the blog Cosmic Variance

    http://cosmicvariance.com/2006/08/01/boltzmanns-anthropic-brain/

    Its not an overly long read and helps to explain a lot of the issues surrounding the cosmological arrow of time and how our Universe could have started in such a low entropy state.
     
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