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To: Boogieman

Well, that might have been lurking about somewhere in the recesses but I wasn’t consiously aware. Vague memories of Aristotle and the tortoise, so I guess so, but neither mathematics nor philosophy held all that much charm for me during my school years.

What is striking to me is that there is a seeming eternity in every second of every day. Having lost a few loved ones over the years and not always having had a strong religious faith, that comforted me, odd as it sounds.


35 posted on 06/16/2012 10:02:43 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
Well, according to Einstein, time is not the absolute thing that we usually think it is. Our subjective experience, that you talk about, does sometimes seem to back that up. After all, time flies when you are having fun, but it drags on interminably if you are bored or anticipating something. That's probably more a function of our perception than something physical, but that doesn't change the fact that, from our perspective, it's a part of our reality.

If you want to really freak out, go look at time-lapse videos of sea stars, urchins, or coral, where it almost appears that they operate on a different relative time scale than we do. To us, they appear very sluggish or even motionless, but speed it up 6-10 times and they are very active creatures.

37 posted on 06/17/2012 9:18:15 AM PDT by Boogieman
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