>>563578 Every fucking thread that's even a little philosophical immediately gets shitters going "GOD DOES IT. IT'S ALL GOD" and not even giving any insight into the OP
I'm not against faith and I don't consider professor your faith "shoving it down my throat" but this shit is just fucking obnoxious. We all know you goatfuckers think it's all God. You don't need to tell us. Just let us have our discussions
Present: What exists at t Past: What existed at t minus alpha Future: What will exist t plus alpha Far Past: What no longer existed at t minus alpha Past Future: What did not yet exist t minus alpha Future Past: What will no longer exist at t plus alpha Far Future: What will not yet exist at t plus alpha
>>563567 Scientifically speaking, yes. Time travel is still theoretically possible. Everyone on /sci/ will flip out over "muh causality!" but both Relativity and Quantum Physics postulate that causal violations are possible, and, so far, everything in Relativity, at least, has turned out to be a thing (even if there's sometimes some fudging involved). Thus, much like Black Holes, it's most likely just a matter of time (sic) before we manage to observe such an event. (And on that topic, Hawking Radiation more or less demands it happens regularly.)
For the nitty gritties, yonder: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1401.0167v1.pdf
If it is a thing, in the grand scheme of things, looking from a non-linear point of view, it isn't really a causality violation. There's still cause and effect, action and reaction - they are just happening out of order. Yes, there's the ol' grandfather paradox, but Douglas Adams could have been on to something - it doesn't happen, because it couldn't have happened - and the whole universe just works it all out like some crazed jigsaw puzzle. (Besides, insomuch as this is possible at all, we're talking particles, not people. The only issues comes in when you start to wonder about information transfer.)
Leaving science aside though... Philosophically speaking? Who the fuck knows.
>>564620 Present: What exists at t Present Past: What no longer exists at t Present Future: What does not yet exist at t Past: What existed at t-α Far Past: What no longer existed at t-α Past Future: What did not yet exist at t-α Future: What will exist at t+α Future Past: What will no longer exist at t+α Far Future: What will not yet exist at t+α
>anon perceives the states of stars years and years old >anon hears about the events that already happened, but the news of which took time to reach him >anon perceives the world directly around him, but with the minimal delay caused by the travel of light, brain processing and what not >anon perceives his own thoughts, but again with a minimal delay caused by brain processing
>anon decides to act: move his hand or whatever >anon's hand presses a trigger on an a-bomb or something >anon will only perceive his very own action after a certain delay caused by the information travelling, muscles firing up and the similar >anons around him perceive the explosion after a very short delay >anons further away find out only after they see the cloud, hear the news, see the missiles launching or whatever >ayyliens see it after years and years
>>563567 From a scientific theoretical stand point, you're entire life is simply a long structure through spacetime that all exists at once. It's just that you can only experience pieces of it at a time.
Well I forgot to add my own opinion to my last post, but here goes.
Time and space are profoundly intertwined, and how we experience them can vary profoundly on certain factors, most of which don't exist on Earth so they're pretty much negligible from a human perspective.
However, travelling at the speed of light would age you considerably less by essentially making you move 'slower' through time in relation to someone stuck on regular Earth.
This reaches its apex with black holes. Basically, if you were to fall into a black hole's event horizon and looked out, you would see the entirety of time compress into the blink of an eye because of the absurd gravitational effects the black hole has on light (theoretically, you would be very dead/non-existent/*something* before this, but the principle remains)
tl;dr time is relative and defining what is past/present/future is more a philosophical question than a scientific one.
>>564516 What the fuck? So do all times t' such that t-1< t' <t doesn't exist? Do people actually think time is discrete? Why are there so many retards pretending to understand physical/mathematical concepts on /his/?
>>564629 >thinks entanglement violates causality >thinks mixed quantum states can be interpreted as separate quantum states >thinks quantum physics somehow throws Einstein causality out the window >cites a serious flaw of quantum mechanics (which is one of the motivations for the development of quantum field theory) as evidence for causality being false >doesn't actually knows what quantum mechanics postulates >using [sic] wrongly >doesn't know that grandfather's "paradox" is resolved by taking into account constant acceleration, not by some meme author who just handwaves it away >doesn't know that causality is an extremely fundamental mathematical property of the wave equation Literally crossboarding cancer.
>>566872 I'm sorry you lack the basic communication skills to resolve the apparent contradiction but I'll clarify for your sake
>I don't mind when people share their faith in a venue in which their particular faith gives contestation beyond simply the validity of theism, e.g. threads about faith, or threads about philosophy where specific mechanics that contradict each other in different religious traditions give insight to the theory and deployment of the philosophical topic >I do mind when people come into a thread where the ONLY insight they have to offer is "UHHHH GOD"
Notice how we learn LITERALLY NOTHING about the thread topic from this post >>563578 other than that this anon believes in God. It's no different from going into a thread about evolution on /sci/ and saying "NUH UH, IT'S GOD."
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