This seamless crystal chromosphere which long outshines the sun,
Will cure me of mortality, my final goal is won.
(Wu Yun, Cantos on Pacing the Void, T'ang Dynasty [pronounced "tarng"])
Not surprisingly, Haegglund's Radical Atheism finds the concept of eternity as well as presence, problematic.
Markova on Time
'No drugoe ponimanie razvitiia nauki, gde potok vremenie perestaet byt' nepreryvnoi i bessperevoinoi, avansy.
But another understanding of the development of science, where the flow of time ceases to be continuous and uninterrupted, advances.'
Togda osozanie vremeni ne dolzhno byt' kak strolka.
Then the comprehension of time must not be an arrow.'
(The Beginning in Science and Humanity)