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Retrocausality - What is Time Really?

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Welcome to Your Community Science Class! On our upcoming program, we are looking at the nature of Retrocausality, also known as retrocausation and backkwards causation.

Can the 'past' be changed in the 'present'? Is precognition our future-selves communicating with us as some claim?

Retrocausality, sometimes referred to as 'backwards time causality' or 'reverse time causality' is defined as the future influencing the past, with effects preceding causes. This view adopts a symmetrical treatment of time which allows causal movement in two directions, rather than only from past to future. In contrast with the assumption that time must always flow in one direction from past to future, this new cosmological model depends on the retrocausality idea that effects can precede causes on all levels of reality, not just in the quantum realm.