Author Topic: Time: Are You For or Against?  (Read 283 times)

Offline Baruch

Re: Time: Are You For or Against?
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2020, 08:47:50 PM »
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The only way it could ever work is if it were like Twilight Histories where you're just punching a hole in spacetime leading to a parallel timeline.

Per multiverse theory, there are infinite parallel universes.  And per Nietzsche, there is infinite recurrence of one universe.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Time: Are You For or Against?
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2020, 08:53:48 PM »
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Baruch will correct me of course, but it seems to me in my limited study of philosophers that most, especially during and after the “enlightenment” come from families that are adequately wealthy that they never really needed to work, but spent their time inventing new words to explain things to each other in a battle for supremacy of word entanglement. When crowds used to gather to listen to them, this eventually, due to mass confusion, simply walked away shaking their heads while the philosophers continued their battle of enlightening each other while the public lost interest. This explains why today philosophy classes are attended by people who have no noticeable talent other than pontificating on thoughts nobody else gives a shit about. They assure us they know something but work very hard to make it so we could not understand what they are saying, thus they can claim multiple versions depending on whom they are talking to and each one is different but no one would know.

I bet you write good fan-fiction (nothing wrong with that).  "Newton's Law" by Anderson etc ... was an alternative Newtonian biography.  Can't seem to get to the URL directly, but here is a web review ...

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Offline Baruch

Re: Time: Are You For or Against?
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2020, 08:58:40 PM »
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Well, I'm pretty sure conservation laws rule out backward time travel, so we'll never have to worry about it.

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Re: Time: Are You For or Against?
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2020, 01:48:09 PM »
Now they have something called time crystals:

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Offline Baruch

Re: Time: Are You For or Against?
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2020, 02:12:06 PM »
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Now they have something called time crystals:

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Yeah, read 5 years ago, about German experiments with doped diamonds, for quantum computing.  In crystalline arrays, all sorts of weird stuff happens, that does't happen in all the non-crystalline states (glass, liquid, gas, plasma).  Didn't read back then, this additional application.  Not just continuity, but accurate repetition is very desired.  A 10x greater stability in an oscillation is ultimately transformative from metrology out to the rest of science and technology.  Because of existing stabile oscillation technology, we can accurately see jumps in the rotation of the Earth due to core motions and earthquakes.
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Offline SGOS

Re: Time: Are You For or Against?
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2020, 04:15:47 PM »
Well it didn't take long for me to not understand what that report said.

Re: Time: Are You For or Against?
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2020, 04:24:03 PM »
You'e not alone in that...
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Offline Baruch

Re: Time: Are You For or Against?
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2020, 09:00:58 PM »
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Well it didn't take long for me to not understand what that report said.

Auto-generated-vibration.  Usually, we take a man made quartz crystal (called a "crystal" in radio) to ensure that the primary frequency of a radio transmitter is stable.  It has to be stimulated from the outside.  Guess this new thing doesn't require outside stimulation.  You still have to deal with entropy either way.
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Re: Time: Are You For or Against?
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2020, 10:41:45 PM »
I am at the mercy of time.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Time: Are You For or Against?
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2020, 11:09:58 PM »
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I am at the mercy of time.

One of those things that even good ideas or material goods won't change.  When your time comes ...
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Offline SGOS

Re: Time: Are You For or Against?
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2020, 09:52:26 AM »
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I am at the mercy of time.
I'll put that down in the "against" column.

Re: Time: Are You For or Against?
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2020, 01:33:49 PM »
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I am at the mercy of time.

And time is merciless!
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Offline Baruch

Re: Time: Are You For or Against?
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2020, 02:26:54 PM »
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And time is merciless!

Ha, you say nature is neutral.  Is that why you have a hard time parking?
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Re: Time: Are You For or Against?
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2020, 02:33:48 PM »
Nature is a nattering nabob of neutrality.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Time: Are You For or Against?
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2020, 04:18:21 PM »
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Nature is a nattering nabob of neutrality.

Spiro T Agnew is the son of Mother Goose?
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