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random (adj.) "having no definite aim or purpose," 1650s, from at random (1560s), "at great speed" (thus, "carelessly, haphazardly"), alteration of Middle English noun randon "impetuosity, speed" (c. 1300), from Old French randon "rush, disorder, force, impetuosity," from randir "to run fast," from Frankish *rant "a running" or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *randa (source also of Old High German rennen "to run," Old English rinnan "to flow, to run;" see run (v.)). etymonline.com
Simple Definition of pattern
: a repeated form or design especially that is used to decorate something
: the regular and repeated way in which something happens or is done
: something that happens in a regular and repeated way merriam-webster.com
What confused me about falling was, I didn't notice the variables I affected.
What I failed to realize was that I transferred kinetic energy in the form of sounds and heat to materials outside myself.
Time is a construct of man. There is no such thing [as time].
A number of years ago I became aware of the large number of physics enthusiasts out there who have no venue to learn modern physics and cosmology. Fat advanced textbooks are not suitable to people who have no teacher to ask questions of, and the popular literature does not go deeply enough to satisfy these curious people. So I started a series of courses on modern physics at Stanford University where I am a professor of physics. The courses are specifically aimed at people who know, or once knew, a bit of algebra and calculus, but are more or less beginners.
Perhaps time and change are one in the same? Is it possible to have change i.e. go from A to B and not have a time interval?
In QM superposition allows for particles to be in two places at once, so maybe in the Q world time is irrelevant - but in our physical world, it is relevant. I don't think we can say that time doesn't exist without us - there's no way to prove that. If time is only a function of human existence then we would have to assume that the universe as we know it today was actually created by us - because time is a key element in its creation and development - change = time and vice versa. No time, no universe. IMO of course - no citations on this one!