Friday, November 9, 2012

A matter of Time

An hour-long segment about time. Although it's not a Jewish program, there's a lot of rich material in this show to ponder, especially as we enter into Shabbos Kodesh...

This hour of Radiolab, we try our hand at unlocking the mysteries of time.
Jorge Luis Borges wrote, "Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire." And it’s still as close a definition as we have. We stretch and bend time, wrestle with its subjective nature, and wrap our minds around strategies to standardize it...stopping along the way at a 19th-century railroad station in Ohio, a track meet, and a Beethoven concert.

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