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Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
Have you ever seen a "flip book?" They are books that have a series of still drawings, (usually simple figures) and when you flip the pages rapidly the drawings appear to move.
I am not saying this is in fact the way it occurs, it is one proposition, (which I have simplified greatly so that "light reading" isnt required in the moment. Julian Barbour is the physicist who proposed this version of timelessness.
Originally posted by EnlightenUp
Damn, it all blows up royally from a materialist reductionism point of view. What's new?
Originally posted by 12.21.12
Everything begins where it ends, everything ends where it begins.
Time is only a measurement. So that you can be taxed to death.
Originally posted by derpif
I have the impression that time is created by the speed of thought. I had a terrible car accident a few years back and seriously my life flashed in front of my eyes in a fraction of a second. This short moment felt like an eternity. Since then I wonder if the brain is capaple of working at greater speed in moments of great stress, and if so, if it would create the illusion of time slowing down.
[edit on 21-8-2009 by derpif]
Originally posted by hikix
I have read so many times of E.T's telling humans that time is only an illusion. Or, time was made up by humans. I even think some members here believe that time is an illusion.
How can this possibly be true. I can leave a piece of bread outside and in time it will become moldy and begin to decompose. If time was an illusion the bread would stay in the same form forever. This idea goes with just about any object on Earth.
Originally posted by conspiracyrus
time is in fact an invention of man to relate our existence to the universe around us