Zilele trecute, căutînd cîte ceva despre receptarea lui Augustin, mi-am adus aminte textele lui Augustin despre timp. Precum în semantică, Augustin a dezvoltat o concepţie despre timp, veşnicie, curgere cu mult înaintată faţă de congenerii săi.
Mi-am adus, de asemenea, aminte de modul în care mi-am salvat timpul în tinereţile abia trecute. Un tabel simplu, despre care am mai scris şi despre care voi mai re-aminti. Acesta mi-a salvat viaţa la propriu, mi-a salvat viaţa pentru că viaţa înseamnă ore, minute.
Uite-aşa, vagabondînd după timp pe plasa în care ne prindem adesea timpul (inter-NET-ul), am dat peste acest text:
“Time” is the most used noun in the English language, yet it remains a mystery. We’ve just completed an amazingly intense and rewarding multidisciplinary conference on the nature of time, and my brain is swimming with ideas and new questions. Rather than trying a summary (the talks will be online soon), here’s my stab at a top ten list partly inspired by our discussions: the things everyone should know about time. [Update: all of these are things I think are true, after quite a bit of deliberation. Not everyone agrees, although of course they should.]
1. Time exists. Might as well get this common question out of the way. Of course time exists — otherwise how would we set our alarm clocks? Time organizes the universe into an ordered series of moments, and thank goodness; what a mess it would be if reality were complete different from moment to moment. The real question is whether or not time is fundamental, or perhaps emergent. We used to think that “temperature” was a basic category of nature, but now we know it emerges from the motion of atoms. When it comes to whether time is fundamental, the answer is: nobody knows. My bet is “yes,” but we’ll need to understand quantum gravity much better before we can say for sure.
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