spirituality - lesson 29: time - HOMEWORK
'a man cannot step in the same river twice,' said the greek mystic heraclitus, andthe secret of life, the universe, and everything is contained in that simplestatement.
does time exist?
scientists, and physicists of all types claim that 'time' exists. exist, meaning thatthere is a 'physical' factor called 'time', and that it plays an integral part in thehappenings within the universe. do you think that 'time' is actually a 'real force' or that we simply invented time to put a reference on the passage of events? it isour hope that the concept of time advanced in this lesson will provide the germfor additional thinking on this topic.
time is part of our coordinate system
it appears in equations just like position does - the geometry of physical reality isthree-dimensional in its essence, but time is a dimension in space-timegeometry, just as X, Y, Z / height, length, width.
the common view of 'time'
is that of an observed one way flow providing, together with space, the matrix of events. it can be measured as an epoch, (the moment of an instantaneous eventas marked by a clock) or as the interval of duration of a continuous event, and byreference to either moving bodies or electromagnetic phenomena (atomic time).its flow has been found, in contemporary physics, to be relative to the observersvelocity and acceleration perspectives and by gravity. in biology to be affected bysuch factors as environmental rhythms, temperature, drugs and (perhaps) brainrhythms.
we commonly use the word 'time'
to refer to what are, in reality, two somewhat different, albeit closely related,