Saturday, September 22, 2012

'No Such Thing As Time'

The only evidence you have of last week is your memory. But memory comes from a stable structure of neurons in your brain now. The only evidence we have of the Earth’s past is rocks and fossils. But these are just stable structures in the form of an arrangement of minerals we examine in the present. The point is, all we have are these records and you only have them in this Now.
As we live, we seem to move through a succession of Nows, and the question is, what are they? Each Now is an arrangement of everything in the universe. We have the strong impression that things have definite positions relative to each other. I aim to abstract away everything we cannot see (directly or indirectly) and simply keep this idea of many different things coexisting at once. There are simply the Nows, nothing more, nothing less.
PopSci: "There Is No Such Thing As Time"
  • There is never a time when your life in not NOW -Eckhart Tolle. 
  • gatam mitya. The past is in memory, the future -- in imagination