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#61 AlwaysJusChillin

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Posted September 03 2016 - 04:56 PM

Time is the fourth dimension.

 

I learned this in woodshop class in high school.



#62 DarkSideOfTheMoon94

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Posted September 05 2016 - 01:10 PM

This is time....

 


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Posted September 05 2016 - 01:25 PM

Time is the fourth dimension.

 

I learned this in woodshop class in high school.

 

I might also be the first dimension, or the second or third. The x-axis might be the y-axis or the z-axis, we just don't know because we don't know what way up the universe is.



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Posted September 05 2016 - 02:39 PM

 

I am stating the obvious that the word time is ment for 2 different things. 1) it is the term used as a way to measure things (year, hour etc.), but 2) time is also something that is evidently occuring even if no one in the universe would observe it. How are we certain of that? Because things like erosion, planets turning around suns and change of seasons, etc. etc. would also happen without anyone/thing in the world to observe it/invent a concept for it. Now, even if we could credit gravity mainly for the fact that these happenings are occuring, the fact that a planet looks like this one time and like that some time later (due to their position to the sun, or due to erosion for example) even if there's no one to observe it :P makes it evident time (whatever it exactly is) exists outside human thought/concept as well.

 

One could always doubt that time passes in the absence of conscious awareness.  Perhaps consciousness moves through a static physical reality.  It isn't that anything is ever changing, or eroding, but just that we are coming to the conclusion of the timeless structure of things.  We view reality in slices of what it actually is, slices changing from moment to moment.  I don't know why it is that way, but it has to be some way, so why not?

I do believe that consciousness exists along all points of the superstructure of the material world simultaneously.  I think our consciousness in the present can be present in the past and can alter the past whilst simultaneously it is shaping the future from the present as well.  The latter of which should be patently obvious.  Time itself is nothing, just like our consciousness is nothing.  It's too much what we are to be able to point outside of ourselves and say "This is time."  Just like we can't point outside of ourselves and say "This is consciousness."  A linear stream of events just happens to be the way in which human consciousness interacts with reality.  It is the consciousness itself that is changing, and it is the only thing that is really changing or really can change.


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Posted November 04 2016 - 02:14 PM

Time is coming, going, and gone. Kind of like sex.


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Posted November 04 2016 - 02:22 PM

Time is a calendar measurement of monitoring - However - "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”


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Posted November 04 2016 - 02:36 PM

I want the 5 minutes back I just spent reading through this thread.....


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Posted November 04 2016 - 02:58 PM

Time is what defines what you are and will be.



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Posted November 04 2016 - 03:04 PM

Time is the fire within which we burn and memory the ice within which we freeze.



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Posted November 04 2016 - 04:51 PM

Time is a stripper, doing it just for you


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Posted November 04 2016 - 04:55 PM

life is so brief and time is a thief



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Posted November 04 2016 - 08:43 PM

Time is consciousness. 

 

 

 

 

 

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#73 DarkSideOfTheMoon94

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Posted November 05 2016 - 05:43 AM

life is so brief and time is a thief

 

I see time as a gift. It gives your life meaning and purpose in this reality.

Without time, what would be the point of anything? Would a sunset still be beautiful if you could stare at it however long you wanted to?

And besides, whatever happens after death will last longer than your time here, so don't get to worried about what happens here my friend.

 

"Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is."

Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere."

Both are good Yoda quotes on the subject lol


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Posted November 05 2016 - 06:03 AM

Something to judge the beat of your heart! When your heart stops! So does time!
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Posted November 05 2016 - 07:17 AM

The future's so bright I have to wear dark sunglasses and 1000 spf sunblock, while the good old days are never what they used to be and time keeps flowing like a river right down into the sewer!


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Posted November 05 2016 - 09:20 AM

Time is merely a scale used to keep events in perspective.


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Posted November 05 2016 - 10:04 AM

Time is what prevents everything from happening at once! John Wheeler


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Posted November 05 2016 - 01:48 PM

... or maybe like Vision, Sound, Inhalation, Caress and Indulge - a word to describe the (simplified) indescribable? 


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Posted November 05 2016 - 01:58 PM

... or maybe like Vision, Sound, Inhalation, Caress and Indulge - a word to describe the (simplified) indescribable? 

 

Time is both poetry in motion and crap rolling downhill or, as Einstein said, Relativity is the difference between having your hand on a hot stove or a hot date.



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Posted November 07 2016 - 09:48 AM

Time is definition of dependant reality.
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#81 Wu Li Heron

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Posted November 07 2016 - 09:57 AM

Time is the greater context that lends meaning to the content of our lives. A context without significant content and content without a greater context are a statistic of one, hence, the reason we see everything changing because a universe that never changes or is merely random is inconceivable. The arrow of time simply reflects the fact our minds don't work backwards.



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Posted November 18 2016 - 12:00 PM

Time is how we perceive the reality



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Posted November 18 2016 - 09:14 PM

It's more timey wimey stuff
Edit: Just ask the Doctor he'll tell you all about it.

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Posted November 19 2016 - 07:11 AM

a regularization and quantization of entropy.

at least as the term is generally used.

though there is no such object measured directly.

its quantization is often a useful abstraction.


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Posted November 19 2016 - 10:55 AM

a regularization and quantization of entropy.

at least as the term is generally used.

though there is no such object measured directly.

its quantization is often a useful abstraction.

 

The second law of thermodynamics has been documented as being violated the smaller the scale becomes. In other words, time runs backwards and Humpty Dumpty puts himself back together again which is known as "syntropy" which is the opposite of entropy. Likewise, quanta express particle-wave duality and quantifying a wave is a contradiction in terms. What is obviously required is a systems logic that can express everything qualitatively as well as quantitatively in terms of both differentials and integrals.


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Posted November 19 2016 - 11:16 AM

Time Might Only Exist In Your Head And Everyone Else's



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Posted November 19 2016 - 11:16 AM

Time is getting away from me and I have to much to do in just 4.5 days.....I hope I can get my ass in gear here and pronto.....Time waits for no one.
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Posted November 19 2016 - 07:40 PM

entropy's arrow is generally real, but the quantification of it is almost totally arbitrary.  we've simply taken the rotation of one planet in one solar system, the one we happen to live on, and arbitrarily divided it into a number of uniformly sized chunks.  other then the rotation of our own planet, this has no actual direct relation to anything and is purely and entirely arbitrary.  at the scale we can see with our own eyes however, entropy is not difficult to observe.  the existence of some equal but opposite phenomena to entropy would seem implied by the existence of anything.  i'm not aware of it having been proven to exist, but i'd not be too surprised if it has, as i haven't really been able to keep up with such developments for a number of years.

 

as for the deceptions of perception, these are of course also real, but pertain to another topic entirely.


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Posted November 19 2016 - 07:50 PM


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Posted November 19 2016 - 09:20 PM

 

entropy's arrow is generally real, but the quantification of it is almost totally arbitrary.  we've simply taken the rotation of one planet in one solar system, the one we happen to live on, and arbitrarily divided it into a number of uniformly sized chunks.  other then the rotation of our own planet, this has no actual direct relation to anything and is purely and entirely arbitrary.  at the scale we can see with our own eyes however, entropy is not difficult to observe.  the existence of some equal but opposite phenomena to entropy would seem implied by the existence of anything.  i'm not aware of it having been proven to exist, but i'd not be too surprised if it has, as i haven't really been able to keep up with such developments for a number of years.

 

as for the deceptions of perception, these are of course also real, but pertain to another topic entirely.

 

Well it pretty much is proven to exist, like you say, as it is implied by the existence of anything.  Everything has to become orderly before it can ever become disordered.  Why would anything ever become orderly if the universe is purely driven to disorder?  

 

I think people kind of gloss over the orderly side of the universe.  They say it's no miracle that order occurs, and being no miracle it isn't even noteworthy that it occurs.  Heck, we can see in human intentions that there is a force that creates order, if we are to reduce human intention to a force.  Unless we're completely mistaken and everything we do is actually geared to create disorder.  Which would make politics really funny.