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Originally posted by Joseph Knecht
Well the multitude of angles says alot itself. The past for the calahari bushmen is probably so alien to people who share say... the past of china. And vice versa. To me the angles denote not one, but many pasts.
Originally posted by JON
Your time and all time is relative to your own personal perspective. You can learn about the past and see artifacts that prove that the past actually happened, but what I remember and experience although perhaps similar are different from what anyone else experiences. Therefor e time is relative to each individuals perceptions.
Originally posted by AttackHippo
What is the past? Is it a real object that can be changed and proven? Or is it an abstract creation that exists only in documentation and memory? If everybody remembers the same thing, whether it really happened or not, it is the past. (I took this straight from 1984, I think it still should be discussed.)
Originally posted by NotTooHappy
Umm. OK. This is kind of hard to understand. Right now we are in the present. By the time you read this it will be the the past to me. You aren't going to read this until the future though. Now, I can't change the past, no one can. So right now is the present, it is also the past and the future. So, I can't change the past. But this is the past, it is also the present, so, I can't change the present. A year from now this will be the past. I can't change the past.
In conclusion, I'm dizzy and I can just keep going. Pretty much, everything is happening, has happened and will happen all at the same time. This also has to do with the illusion of free will.