Do Cause and Effect Really Exist? (Big Picture Ep. 2/5)04:33

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Published on January 21, 2017

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This video is about why there’s no such thing as cause and effect at the level of fundamental particle physics, and how our everyday experience of cause and effect arises due to entropy, the large-scale arrow of time, and the leverage certain events have over others. This can explain not only the existence of causes and effects, but also memories, records and so on.


Periodic Videos Slow Motion Hydrogen Explosion:

Sean’s blog:

Sean Carroll: The Big Picture
(more great articles about entropy, etc on his blog

Interactive Entropy explainer by Aatish Bhatia:

Music for the series was especially composed by Nathaniel Schroeder,

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