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Do I Exist/not Exist??

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Posted by Mark on August 28, 2001 03:36:39 UTC

It was once said that "time is nature's way of preventing the universe from happening all at once."

And it was also said that the universe can be viewed as a succession of three dimensional slices......each slice a moment in the fourth dimension: time.

And lastly, it was said that the universe did happen all at once if viewed from a four dimensional vantage point. We simply live in one of a series of moments in three dimensions.

So before I was born I didnt exist. After i was born I did exist. Granted the material that makes me existed before my birth, my conscious mind did not.

So viewed from a four dimensional vantage point, I existed and didn't exist at the same time. That is, if you believe in this philosophical outlook.

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