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Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
reply to post by Illustronic
I can't argue with what you are saying, but it is more likely the OP feels this way simply because he is getting older.
When the OP was 5 years old, 1 year was a large chunk of his life. Even when he was 10, a year was 1/10 of his life. If the OP is now 30, the 1 year would be a much smaller chunk of his life, so therefore 1 year would seem relatively shorter than it used to feel.
...Now -- I DO agree with your message under your screen name (above your avatar) that the egg obviously came before the chicken. The animal that laid that egg was some sort of "proto-chicken" but not quite what evolution would call a chicken. However, inside her egg was an animal with slightly more mutations than it's mother -- mutations that would put it squarely into the classification "chicken".
So, yeah, the egg obviously came first
Originally posted by masterp
Please stop with the "each day that passes is a smaller chunk of his life" thing. It is stupid. The way we understand time has nothing to do with how much time it has passed. The arithmetic of time does not affect our brain in any way.