tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post2654247731445615886..comments2020-02-18T23:15:04.706-08:00Comments on Dark Buzz: Rovelli rejects EternalismRogerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03474078324293158376noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post-90018163476750813762020-02-11T16:53:13.259-08:002020-02-11T16:53:13.259-08:00Ajit R. Jadhav,
My reasoning for sequential tim...Ajit R. Jadhav,<br /><br /><br /> My reasoning for sequential time is this:<br />If time does not flow in one direction in sequence then numbers and logic are actually meaningless and not possible, since there can be NO CAUSALITY. You can not even read this sentence from left to right if time does not move in one direction. You simply can't n+1 if your order of operations can skip about or go backwards etc. You can not observe action and reaction to understand any kind of process (mathematical or otherwise) unless time goes in one direction sequentially, if it were to skip forward and backward at various rates (i.e. 1, 4, 237, -3, 10x100^23) what exactly would be a rate of anything changing? How can you even construct the necessary logic underlying a number (a precise location in relation to zero on a number line) if you do not have consecutive sequential steps you can progress in? Sequence in calculation is extremely important, which is why all computation requires it, from an abacus, to a CPU, to the neurons firing in your brain.<br /><br /> Mathematicians and scientists frequently play a silly game where they pretend they are capable of being perched outside of the space and time of the universe itself looking in at it like a dispassionate scientist at a petri dish under a microscope. What they always leave out of their silly arguments is that for them to even pretend such a relative perspective outside the universe itself, they would still have to have their own sequential meta-time in which to ponder their ridiculous deep thoughts. For a perfect fictional example, think of Doctor Who in his preposterous blue phone booth traveling back and forward in time. Every occasion he makes such a ludicrous time trip, he would have to be entirely independent of time, but yet somehow still having sequential time of his own, else how would he even be able to remember his own adventures or avoid death from being aged or de-aged into dust or goo? I won't even get into the lunacy of being able to observe the universe as you travel back in forth in time, pray tell how does one even tell where in time one is if you step outside the universe itself? <br /><br /> CFTnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post-17904504363275706912020-02-11T10:59:12.605-08:002020-02-11T10:59:12.605-08:00CFT,
I think you are right regarding the nature o...CFT,<br /><br />I think you are right regarding the nature of time. I think you had made this point earlier too, in some comments at this blog (though I don't recall when). <br /><br />This is your argument, I think: <br /><br />Numbers stand for certain mathematical (mentally conducted) operations that are conceptualized as distinct mental units. (Each mathematical object ultimately stands for an operation.) In other words, any number is the end-product of certain (completed) mental processing. A completed process has a distinct beginning and an end. Hence, a de-finite time has to elapse before numbers can be grasped or their concepts formed (or used).<br /><br />If so, your argument is valid.<br /><br />BTW, I think this is not the first time you used the phrase "sequential time". Do you mean the "sequential" part just for emphasizing an essential feature of time, or do you have some non-sequential kind of an idea for time, too? If so, any example of its occurrence?<br /><br />Best,<br />--Ajit<br />Ajit R. Jadhavhttps://ajitjadhav.wordpress.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post-75075413477737407672020-02-10T11:30:43.269-08:002020-02-10T11:30:43.269-08:00To be accurate, a Minkowski space is not 'A po...To be accurate, a Minkowski space is not 'A pointless mathematical complication', it is an INACCURATE pointless mathematical complication.<br /><br />First of all, if you are going to use math to describe reality, you will require sequential time. No time? Then No numbers, or measurements, or ratios, constructions, or calculations are possible either. No exceptions. You want to impress me with your laborious needlessly complex mathematical process, first there had better be a possible process, since without time you literally have nothing you can demonstrate or argue. Since an argument is being made for Minkowski space (however badly flawed), it must be logically concluded there is obviously sequential time in order to construct such a model, thus the entire conjecture of 'equally real now' is proven to be wildly INACCURATE.... in addition since you are here reading this... which requires time to do so and consider as well, it is also self evident. <br /><br /><br /> CFTnoreply@blogger.com