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Our existence in a chaotic and irrational world has taught us to live for the moment—to live impulsively, passionately, and sincerely. Consequences are the only things that fully restrict us. In Einstein’s Dreams, Alan Lightman asks us to imagine several different worlds where time or the universe exist under different conditions. In May 2005, Lightman asks us to imagine a world where the cosmos are irrational and events are acausal. A world where a girl is overjoyed with love before meeting a man she becomes smitten with. A world where horrendous crimes are committed after the government implements an enormous crackdown. Scientists are helpless in this world. They are buffoons for they are rational in an irrational world that turns their logic into illogic, and predictions into postdictions. All of their equations are just justifications for events they have no control over. Rhyme and reason do not exist. In this world, the civilians have learned to live for the moment. Their logic is, “If the past has no effect on the present, there is no need to dwell on the past. And if the
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