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Originally posted by quango
Originally posted by xaos
One other problem with time is xeno's paradox.
I heard this too.. there was a king who was shot dead by an arrow. At the trial, the defense attorney proved that the the murderer didn't actually do it:
After the arrow was shot it reached a halfway point. From the halfway point, to reach the king, it reached another halfway point. and another and another and so on, so the arrow never hit the king and he actually died of fright.
Not only that, but before the arrow left the bow and reached the Halfway point, it had to reach the half way point of that and the halfway point of that and so on. Basically, the arrow never even left the bow.
Thanks xaos for reminding me about that
Originally posted by VzH
Try to describe time, without using time as a reference...................We can't see it, can't smell it, can't taste it......... Are there any machines that can measure it? A clock? really? What does a clock measure? The movement of its own hands? That's time? What does a clock really measure? Is time defined by the motion of our planet around the sun?
If time does exist when was it created? Did it always exist? Did it exist before man came along? Does time really slow down if an object approaches the speed of light?
Originally posted by lezvigi
My current path of thinking is that (and im by no means and physisist) if we take our 3 standard dimensions (length, bredth and depth) this gives us the measurments we rely on for our conscious perception of everything.
the continual march of a thermodynamic system, from lesser to greater entropy, at any given temperature, defines an arrow of time.