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ONE Metaphor Suggests "Time" ... But MANY Begs A Better Concept

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Posted by M.W.Pearson on April 19, 2003 23:32:33 UTC

Hi Tim

"I find it difficult to imagine motion without time."

I can imagine two different subjective time schemes, though, which might each seem "objective."
In the metaphor you provided,
the projector and its film/frames move in relation to things around them, ALL OF WHICH which are on the same time scheme -- the classroom clock, or Earth's time clock for example.
If the entire universe's time scheme is universal,
then we have a couple of confusing phenomena to explain with regard to light, as Al E. suggested.
I am ready to yield on this matter to whichever reality actually occurs and I am not clear which one does.

But what if you have a rock which hardly changes
(let's say it's quartz and erodes very slowly) passed along and over by millions of years of events -- other things coming and going -- seasons, plants, new specie and ecosystem?
Although the quartz does have atomic vibrations on the same time scheme, presumably, as the rest of the universe or ground it is sitting on, a great deal of the phenomena are really not in the same temporal context.

I feel I have failed to convey the idea, but
will send it anyway.

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