What is the nature of time itself?

What is the nature of time itself?

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Since: Apr 13

Scappoose, Oregon USA

#1 Jan 26, 2014
What do you believe is the nature of time – circular, or straight line? If circular, what is the point at which the two ends meet one another – would it be the "Big Bang"? At the end of time, all matter in existence is sucked back together into one infinitely small pinpoint, only to repeat the process of exploding – and if you believe time is straight-line, does it have a beginning and an end or do you believe time is infinite, never having started and never to cease? And is there time outside the planet Earth, where we measure it by rotations and trips around the sun? Expound and pontificate your opinions and paradigms, please! LOL
Portland Dave

Portland, OR

#2 Jan 26, 2014
Jenji wrote:
What do you believe is the nature of time – circular, or straight line? If circular, what is the point at which the two ends meet one another – would it be the "Big Bang"? At the end of time, all matter in existence is sucked back together into one infinitely small pinpoint, only to repeat the process of exploding – and if you believe time is straight-line, does it have a beginning and an end or do you believe time is infinite, never having started and never to cease? And is there time outside the planet Earth, where we measure it by rotations and trips around the sun? Expound and pontificate your opinions and paradigms, please! LOL
Oh dam, now my head hurts! LOL.
dad of 3

Portland, OR

#3 Jan 26, 2014
OMG girl, you make my head hurt too! Guess I never thought about that question.
Independent

United States

#4 Jan 26, 2014
According to the ancient Hebrew...

"Time is not linear it is circular. A clock is not a timeline but a circle for the simple reason that time does not begin or stop, it continues without beginning or end."

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Since: Jan 07

Chicago, IL

#5 Jan 26, 2014
Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future

The universe is so vast that simultaneously parts of it exist, parts of it have ceased to exist and still other parts have yet to come into existence. The energy of those parts ceasing to exist is converted into matter which then generate the parts that come into existence.

Or at least that's what the mushroom told me.
MISSISSIPPI

Gulfport, MS

#6 Jan 26, 2014
Independent wrote:
According to the ancient Hebrew...
"Time is not linear it is circular. A clock is not a timeline but a circle for the simple reason that time does not begin or stop, it continues without beginning or end."
I know the ancient Hebrew claimed everything is a circuit and there is really nothing new under the sun. At some point then, everything must end and then begin again, is this correct?
MISSISSIPPI

Gulfport, MS

#7 Jan 26, 2014
Jenji wrote:
What do you believe is the nature of time – circular, or straight line? If circular, what is the point at which the two ends meet one another – would it be the "Big Bang"? At the end of time, all matter in existence is sucked back together into one infinitely small pinpoint, only to repeat the process of exploding – and if you believe time is straight-line, does it have a beginning and an end or do you believe time is infinite, never having started and never to cease? And is there time outside the planet Earth, where we measure it by rotations and trips around the sun? Expound and pontificate your opinions and paradigms, please! LOL
Good question Jenji, but it's kinda hard to take you serious when you are standing out here all scantly clad and everything.:)
Independent

United States

#8 Jan 26, 2014
MISSISSIPPI wrote:
I know the ancient Hebrew claimed everything is a circuit and there is really nothing new under the sun. At some point then, everything must end and then begin again, is this correct?
Sorry, not an ancient Hebrew, so I have no clue if you are correct or not.
Life, as we know it, is linear in that it has a beginning and an end.
We cannot find a beginning or an end for time, only theories.

So do people that believe in reincarnation have BRB put on their headstones as opposed to RIP?

:^D

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Since: Nov 09

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#9 Jan 26, 2014
Jenji wrote:
What do you believe is the nature of time – circular, or straight line? If circular, what is the point at which the two ends meet one another – would it be the "Big Bang"? At the end of time, all matter in existence is sucked back together into one infinitely small pinpoint, only to repeat the process of exploding – and if you believe time is straight-line, does it have a beginning and an end or do you believe time is infinite, never having started and never to cease? And is there time outside the planet Earth, where we measure it by rotations and trips around the sun? Expound and pontificate your opinions and paradigms, please! LOL
The clue to this mystery is found near the end of Clarke and Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey".
beatlesinthebog

Auckland, New Zealand

#11 Jan 26, 2014
Even when it drags,it flys.

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#12 Jan 26, 2014
Time is only relevant if there is a requirement for comparisons. Without beginnings and endings we don't need it. Once read an idea put forward that there was originally no time until God, or whatever you believe the power behind the Universe is, created it. The Earth/ Humans have a start and finish. God/ Angelic realms do not.
Linear, circular ...how about formless and fluid.

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#13 Jan 26, 2014
Time is ageless
Independent

United States

#14 Jan 26, 2014
Xcetera wrote:
Time is only relevant if there is a requirement for comparisons. Without beginnings and endings we don't need it. Once read an idea put forward that there was originally no time until God, or whatever you believe the power behind the Universe is, created it. The Earth/ Humans have a start and finish. God/ Angelic realms do not.
Linear, circular ...how about formless and fluid.
Interesting, I like it.

:^]
beatlesinthebog

Auckland, New Zealand

#15 Jan 26, 2014
Crazy Jae wrote:
Time is ageless
Along with Sophia Loren .........sorta

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#16 Jan 26, 2014
Dam, I'm sLy, not smart.

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#17 Jan 26, 2014
It's time.

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#18 Jan 26, 2014
Time is thought. A thought is theory. If time were more than a theory every place would have the same time at the same time. Even animals have the theory of time. In them instead of it being hourly or daily it is seasonal. This is named the circadian rhythm. So time is not strait line or circle, it is rhythmic. Ruled here on earth by our vision of sunlight and darkness. I wonder if both blind and deaf, we would have a problem understanding time.

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#19 Jan 26, 2014
It deterimes the size of my paycheck, a concept that is obviously foreign to many on topix.

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Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#20 Jan 27, 2014
You caught me on an "off" day or I may dig a little deeper into my nerve center for an answer.
For one I do understand this thought " formless and fluid."

To try an stay serious without rambling ,time is a real thing,in that the earth revolves & we rely on the sun for energy,time keeping & calender making crop cycles fish & bird migrations ,lg. mammal migration all rely on this .
I don't think a lot of things are as complex as we WANT to make them.
The cycling of the sun & moon also deeply effect our physical & mental health .
Living a life or time cycle in constant de ja vus can bring another level to this. I have lived this way for many yrs. Always asking did it happen ? or when will it happen again & again & again it adjusts a person basic time cycle so much ,it can bring on another level of true neuro disorders
So yes the time cycle,so to speak is a constant & necessary one for a human at least .
Easy ways to show this are from people working 3rd shifts for yrs, drug abuse other neuro probs with sleep disorders,these seemingly basic things can be a major mental & physical flaw to a otherwise "normal" person.
I will find some of the info. I referred to in relation to time & neurology
Rick

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Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#21 Jan 27, 2014
MissStress wrote:
Time is thought. A thought is theory. If time were more than a theory every place would have the same time at the same time. Even animals have the theory of time. In them instead of it being hourly or daily it is seasonal. This is named the circadian rhythm. So time is not strait line or circle, it is rhythmic. Ruled here on earth by our vision of sunlight and darkness. I wonder if both blind and deaf, we would have a problem understanding time.
Sorry this was not showing when I spoke. Is exactly what I referring to .
This the way IT IS simply put .
We can philosophize on it all day or night :) but in the end we we still be VERY reliant on that "cycle"
We are very basic creatures ,relying on the earth itself to remain alive ,as I pointed out I fully understand it from adjusting my "cycles" so many times ,the proof is every where ,it is studied deeply for space exploration & submarine travel & many neurological reasons .
Rick

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