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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:47 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNLKcq6JjYk

Eight minutes worth of brain-wrenching stuff.

"A Theory" and "B Theory" of time.

(Don't worry. This guy's a Christian apologist, but he doesn't talk about God. Just time. ;))


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:50 pm 
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Re this stuff and quoting the beginning:


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But when you think about time and then you think about God, then the two together really cause complexity. How do you deal with God and time ?

I remember one philosopher who said that if the philosophical importance of a topic can be judged by the amount of nonsense written about it, then the concept of time comes somewhat ahead of the concept of space, and somewhat behind the concept of God.


There has been more nonsense written about the concept of "God" than any other concept because the "concept" of "God" is imaginary. Time and space is real in a relative kind of way.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spacetime


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In physics, spacetime (or space–time; or space/time) is any mathematical model that combines space and time into a single continuum. Spacetime is usually interpreted with space being three-dimensional and time playing the role of a fourth dimension that is of a different sort from the spatial dimensions. According to certain Euclidean space perceptions, the universe has three dimensions of space and one dimension of time. By combining space and time into a single manifold, physicists have significantly simplified a large number of physical theories, as well as described in a more uniform way the workings of the universe at both the supergalactic and subatomic levels.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:53 pm 
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This limerick comes to mind:

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There was a young woman named Bright
Whose speed was much faster than light.
She set out one day
In a relative way,
And returned on the previous night.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:31 pm 
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Simply wonderful, Anajo.


The "B Theory" is... wow!


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