swansont Posted August 15, 2013 Share Posted August 15, 2013 If I were to stay on a shore of a river I will see that river go only in one direction. Or, relatively speaking I can be on that river and the water flows in only one direction. That is all I know. If would know more, like water reaching the ocean then evaporate, fall back on the ground, and then spring again and back into that river (closing the circle) I will not call or refer to time as linear, don't I? Why not? If that cycle was uniform and you could identify a particular bit of the water, you could use it as a basis for timekeeping, which we view as linear. It's the basic element of a clock — something that regularly repeats. And yet from this simple every day concept people twist the meaning of time, into time travel, time dilation effects, treat it as a forth dimension, or something even stranger. in the hands of the general populace time seems to have transformed into this weird flexible rubber stuff with so many hidden doors that it's a wonder Shakespeare had time to write his plays due to all the time travelling tourists. So again, there is no time. There's just a vibrating crystal/ Cesium,/clockwork device ticking us all by. You appear to be equating measurement of time and time itself. You stand on a street corner and notice a large bus go past you. You cross the street. Both you and that bus occupied the same location (the same spatial coordinates), and yet you are not splattered all over the pavement. Why is that, if there is no such thing as time? 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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