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21 October 2010 @ 09:23 pm
Writer's Block: Time in a bottle  
If you could eliminate all the calendars, clocks, and measurements of time, how would it change your life? How about the world?

I have to answer this, because it's such a strange thing to ask.

Parmenides said that time is an illusion, and in fact doesn't exist at all. The only reason we think it exists is because the world changes, except that the world we think we know doesn't exist anywhere in our minds. However, our minds change, our perceptions and thoughts. Therefore, it's impossible to eliminate all measurements of time without the whole world freezing altogether, including ourselves, and we'd have no knowledge of this happening, since we could no longer change in our minds.

Because of this, this question has absolutely no basis in reality, and in fact, makes no logical sense.

Every witness turns to steam, they all become Italian dreams. Fill your pockets up with earth, get yourself a dollar's worth. Heave away, boys ... away, boys ... heave away....

Current Music: Tom Waits
See you later, instigator: Watchmen - time is simultaneousoudeteron on October 22nd, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
Nicely said. That's kind of what I thought as well.