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Spiral time concept - are there any credible.....

  1. Jun 1, 2015 #1
    I was reading a fiction book and they mentioned a fascinating concept described as "spiral time" - are there any credible scientific hypothesis concerning such as thing - no matter how generally outlined? The concept, obviously is that time is neither a unidirectional timeline nor a circular one but rather spiral shaped.
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  3. Jun 1, 2015 #2


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    We can forgive the author of a fiction book (as long as the fiction is good and entertaining, of course), but there's no real science here.

    One quick test you can use is to try googling for "Spiral Time Theory", and see what comes up - in this case, no serious scientific publications, only a few crackpot web sites. That's not always a 100% test, but it picks up a lot of not-real-science out there.

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