Saturday, June 16, 2012

Time is an illusion?

I suppose what some people (Einstein, Spinoza) mean by that is that the human perspective, from which time is all too real, is limited. True enough, but who really wants to live timelessly?

It's fun to recall Douglas Adams' Ford Prefect: "time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so." I have no idea what that means, but if time were an illusion it would be literally un-recallable, and that would be sad.

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