Original Image by Noah Freidman-Rudosky for the New York Times | Photo Composite

Lithium Salt Flats, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Saturday, August 28, 2010

What Time Is Is?

" A particular moment can no more change in time than a particular location can move in space: if the location were to move, it would be a different location in space; if a moment were to change, it would be a different moment in time. The intuitive image of the projection light that brings each new now to life just doesn't hold up to careful examination. Instead, every moment is illuminated, and every moment remains illuminated. Every moment is." - brian greene

that every moment is----is not as zen as it may sound but nonetheless challenges the intuitive feel of time indoctrinated to or through the current parameters of our human senses. time as understood through relativity is simply the manner you slice the experience of spacial dimension via your particular position of rest or acceleration---always however relative to another's. this does not place time as an independent-like existence within the fabric of reality; but rather that past, present, future becomes more as one's angle of perceptual experience, if you will, within one existent whole of "time" than some linear locomotive---time in this definition is only a relative framework of reference.

although entropy, the second law of thermodynamics, can provide an observable direction for time---our theoretical and experimental understanding of spacetime, leaves space and time in peculiar postures---possibly no different as an evolution of the universe than you and me.

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