Bach, the Universe and Everything is our very own Sunday service for inquiring and curious minds; a place to bond with music lovers and revel in the wonders of science. In this event, we explore the competing philosophies on the passage of time.
The promise of the future has fascinated and inspired generations of great thinkers, but the concept of ‘the future’, depends on the theory that time progresses forwards. The leading physicist in spacetime wormholes Dr Fay Dowker, talks us through the competing philosophies on the passage of time, if, indeed, time passes at all.
As the possibility of time travel seems so far out of reach, Bach’s modest cantata BWV 84 Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke encourages us to be content with our position and “that which God has allocated to us”.
"I've always dreamed of seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next 25 World Series... "