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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.



#69 Wu Li Heron

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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.



#70 DarkSideOfTheMoon94

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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


Edited by DarkSideOfTheMoon94, November 05 2016 - 06:03 AM.

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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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#79 Wu Li Heron

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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.



#80 Perfection of Disorder

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Posted November 07 2016 - 09:48 AM

Time is definition of dependant reality.
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