posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 05:16 AM
Originally posted by CovertAgenda
reply to post by chr0naut
Your understanding of the word 'conception' seems somewhat weak.
You may wish to rethink and rephrase your reply.
As you are so well versed with Wikipedia, I shouldn't need to provide a link.
So how is FinalCountdown's understanding (conception!!) of exponential, weak? Like it says 'state your case'.
Your reply, like this one, adds no value to the original post, maybe anal-ego-pissing-contest.com would be more appropriate.
Methinks congrats to FC for his line of thought/questioning... Cheers.
InspirationEverywhere's post explains it most succinctly. An exponential sequence gets really big, really fast.
Consider this number sequence 2, 4, 16, 256, 65536, 4294967296 & 18446744073709551616. This is an exponential number sequence. In only 7 steps, the
number becomes too big for most normal calculators to display. In a few more steps, even scientific calculators would be unable to hold and display
such numbers (of course using scientific notation).
Now imagine time getting faster by the same step sizes and you will see that it cannot be getting "exponentially faster" as the passage of time would
soon be so fast that we could not discern between any events!
In respect to DerepentLEstranger's request that I provide the correct word that should have been used in the original post, I believe that the OP
should have read that their perception of time is such that it seems to be passing incrementally
I can also assure the poster of the OP that despite their feelings that time is variable, all instruments (and physical processes which are regular
and repeatable) show that time is still flowing at exactly one second, per second, without variation (excluding certain relativistic exceptions which
I will not detail here as the language may get a bit "technical" for some).
edit on 17/12/2012 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)