[-empyre-] incompatible research practices - week 01 - from functionaries to programmers (and then some tricks for handling the incommensurable)
mojaeckel at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 6 23:43:37 EST 2012
From a physicist's pov that might be well understood (see below), but
'now' is nevertheless the moment which allows me to write this and click
the send button ...
We /remember/ the past, we plan the future, but we act now. The present
moment is our moment of access to the universe, -- we can always change
the world at this instant. But what is "now"? There is no such thing in
physics; it is not even clear that 'now' can ever be described, let
alone explained, in terms of physics. For example, suppose the following
is tried. 'Now' is a single instant of time. The response 'which
instant' yields the answer 'every instant'. Each instant of time becomes
'now' when 'it happens'. But this is going in circles. ... To counter
that all time is 'now' eventually, but not all at the /same/ time, is
mere tautology. (/Space and Time in the Modern Universe/, P.C.W. Davies,
On 06.02.2012 10:23, marcus bastos wrote:
> "The present does not exist. It is just a temporary state between past
> and future".
> Siegfried Zielinski, yesterday @ the Search for a Method table on Transmediale.
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