ANOTHER BLOODY NIHILISM THREAD

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Re: ANOTHER BLOODY NIHILISM THREAD

Postby Magnus Anderson » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:32 am

I understand direction to mean pattern and pattern to mean a sequence of changes that repeat.

Change being a difference between two successive states, it becomes clear that direction is a property of state.

So for universe to have a direction, it must be a state.
But is it?
Is universe a state?
Or is it totality of everything, sum of all states?
And if we decide to define universe, not as everything, but only as a moment in time, one has to ask, what does this moment include?
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Re: ANOTHER BLOODY NIHILISM THREAD

Postby surreptitious57 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:30 am


The universe is all that has ever existed past present and future
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Re: ANOTHER BLOODY NIHILISM THREAD

Postby Magnus Anderson » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:24 pm

If it is outside time, if it contains time, how can it have direction?

It must have a point in time, it must be a state, in order to have a direction.

And then, it must refer to something specific, and that means, something within, some aspect of, the universe and not the entire universe.
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Re: ANOTHER BLOODY NIHILISM THREAD

Postby surreptitious57 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:04 pm

Time is not uniform in the universe Magnus because of special relativity. The closer to the speed of light that an
object gets the less time it experiences. Photons which travel at the speed of light do not experience time at all
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