Saturday, October 31, 2009
Is Time Necessary?
Is Time necessary?
Is there such a thing as objective Time, or do our perceptions create Time as part of the information retrieval process?
Time can be used as a descriptor to identify an event.
The common-sense view of the world as a three-dimensional space modulated by the passage of time:
Conventionally, time is divided into three distinct phases; the "past", the "present", and the "future". Using that representational model, the past is generally seen as being immutably fixed and the future as being undefined and nebulous. The moment that was once the present becomes a part of the past; and some part of the future, in turn, becomes the new present.
The thing is that it is all happening so fast!
The Cause and Effect Effect -
The circumstances of the present moment are used to validate the next moment due to a parsing feature in the perception that does not allow a random selection of events.
This process begins with a birth of consciousness and ends with its subsequent death. We call the string of events a lifetime.
This collection of experienced events can also be thought of as a block of sequence. Any individual event within the block can belong to a different block. Blocks of Sequence interweave with one another and in this way create the fabric of a block universe.
This idea suggests a unique birth of consciousness through an initial event [of creation / expansion / inflation] as all possible choices come into being, and a unique death of consciousness [through contraction / deflation / collapse] as all possible choices are realized and as all possible outcomes are eventually exhausted.
The new block universe comes into being whole and complete from beginning to end, but the events within are not yet realized. As realized events expand, the unrealized events contract. This process of experience is called 'Becoming'.
Big Bang...End Game.
The Free Will Dilemma -
Free will in a block universe of the type I have described is simply a matter of choosing which block of sequence to experience next, it is not the creating of a new experience. The choices have already been set in place and exist before they are selected. It is a limited free will whose extents will never be realized in a single lifetime.
When you stand at the threshold of choice your options are limited to whatever can be created out of the present moment. In other words, "You can choose any flavor you want as long as it's vanilla or chocolate; free will is not infinite."
The Will of God in a Block Universe -
In a Block Universe the will of God manifests as high stress situations where the options are severely limited. A decision must be made, but the choices are few. There is no time for lengthy consideration and Intuition has to be relied upon to resolve the issue.
The successful outcome requires an act of Faith.
As the block universe progresses the events open to selection become less and less in number, the rest are set in place as the Past. The free will of the new block universe gradually dissipates as the events within are realized and the block universe grows older. The will of God begins to manifest through the form of old souls who are limited in their use of free will. The free will of these old souls has been subjugated to God's will which then appears in the form of demons, angels, djinn, avatars, and, of course, modabids.
Sequence in a Block Universe -
Before and After are terms of Sequence. Past, Present and Future are terms for dealing with Time. Sequence can exist without a time framework. A relative future event can occur before a relative past event thus influencing the relative past event in such a way that it affects the relative future event. This is called WhirlPooling or BootStrapping. Old souls manifest in their relative Past to teach and influence the beings of that relative Past world in order that they - the old soul - may come into an activated existence in the past world's relative future.