February 9, 2020

Slow Sunday afternoon with clouds and rain on the way. I'll jot down a few items just to pass the time. Drove the golf cart to the big pond and dumped chops for the mallards and buffleheads that visit occasionally. Spotted a new calf (mama #18), pretty little black and white thing, but it may have a touch of scours. I'll check it Monday afternoon.

The kabuki  drama of impeachment ended as everyone except the congressional democrats knew it would: not guilty. I guess if you are demented or a liberal you are simply unable to manage your emotions and they override the brain.  Not that I am a Trump supporter. I only hope he will grow tired of public office and hand the reins of power to Nikki Haley...fat chance.   Now for a change of pace:

time and the river

wading Heraclitus, I believe, says that all things pass and nothing stays, and comparing existing things to the flow of a river, he says you could not step twice into the same river. (Plato, Cratylus 402a = A6)

 


An operational definition of time does not address what the fundamental nature of time. It does not address why events can happen forward and backwards in space, whereas events only happen in the forward progress of time. Investigations into the relationship between space and time led physicists to define the spacetime continuum. General Relativity is the primary framework for understanding how spacetime works. Through advances in both theoretical and experimental investigations of space-time, it has been shown that time can be distorted, particularly at the edges of blackholes.

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Scientist violate the second law of thermodynamics:
"That law is closely related to the notion of the arrow of time that posits the one-way direction of time from the past to the future,"
said the study's lead author Gordey Lesovik, who heads the Laboratory of the Physics of Quantum Information Technology at MIPT.

 

                                                                                                              

timeline
A liner timeline moving from left to right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The present evaporates in the act of happening.

 

“Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.”
― Kurt Vonnegut

 

 

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

 

 


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In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of practitioners and adepts, as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space and as an aid to meditation and trance induction. It is used as a map (in Shintoism) in the Indian religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism or Japanese religion of Shintoism representing deities, or in the case of Shintoism, paradises, kami or actual shrines.
In New Age use mandala is a diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a time-microcosm of the universe, though it originally meant to represent wholeness and a model for the organizational structure of life itself—a cosmic diagram that shows us our relation to the infinite, the world that extends beyond and within our minds and bodies.
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Diagram of the Chartres Labyrinth  Walking the Chartres Labyrinth  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

coil  The concept of spiral time  reconciles traditional cyclical time with modern linear time
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cone
Two-dimensional space depicted in three-dimensional spacetime. The past and future lightcones are absolute, the "present"is a relative concept different for observers in relative motion.

The End, but not of Time just yet.