Portable general timestamp format, not 2038-limited
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Wed Jul 11 03:58:57 CEST 2007
[A complimentary Cc of this posting was sent to
<martin at see.sig.for.address>], who wrote in article <u1fdm4-32o.ln1 at zoogz.gregorie.org>:
> >> If Stephen Hawking is right, the shape of the universe
> >> is such that there isn't any time "before" the big bang
> >> at all. It's like asking what's north of the North Pole.
> > I do not remember any statement like this - even from 70s... Could
> > you provide a reference? There were conjectures about "initial
> > singularity", but I do not recollect them related to SH.
> Its in "A Short History of Time". Sorry I can't quote chapter or page,
> but a friend borrowed my copy and lent me Dawkins "Climbing Mount
> Improbable" before vanishing, never to be seen since. Not an equal
> exchange: I preferred ASHOT to CMI.
I would prefer a reference to a peer-reviewed paper. ;-)
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