Saturday, November 19, 2005

Time is a waste of gravity

Time: earthbound time, space-time and timeless time. When I look upward, I earn time. When I look forward, I utilise time. When I look inward, I save time. When I look backward, I waste time.

Einstein, the world-renowned scientist, said something most striking: "When we sit with a nice girl for two hours, we think it is only for a minute. When we sit on a hot stove for a minute, we think it is for two hours. And that is relativity."

The Maya calendar uses three different dating systems in parallel, the Long Count, the Tzolkin (divine calendar), and the Haab (civil calendar). Of these, only the Haab has a direct relationship to the length of the year.

In our day-to day human experience we very often feel that time destroys us. Herbert Spencer, on behalf of suffering humanity, says, "Time is that which man always tries to kill, but which ends in killing him." We try to kill time.

But what actually happens is that time ultimately kills us, devours us. Our hopes are dashed, our desires are frustrated. When founded on insincerity, doubt, worries and anxieties, our aspiration unfortunately fails to bear fruit. The pity of mankind.

Earthbound time: In our day-to-day life we use earthbound time. I call that gravitational time. This Newtonian time measures all our activities and can itself be measured-one hour, two hours, three hours. Again, one hour is divided into sixty minutes, one minute into sixty seconds. We can break earthbound time into pieces. We can pick the time; we can be on time. Early in the morning, at six o'clock, we will get up. At eight o'clock we shall be in the office. At eleven o'clock at night we will go to bed. Time is registering our life-activities.

Eventually Einstein concluded that gravity was an effect of the space-time through which objects fall. What is space-time? It's an abstraction that causes physicists, in desperation, to start babbling about sheets and bowling balls. When a massive object (the ball) distorts space-time, then other objects tend to fall toward the resulting "valley" of space-time.
Thus for gravity, Einstein substituted geometry. Gravity thus, is a direct consequence of time.

But timeless time (non gravitational time) is totally different. It is like a river flowing into the sea, merging into the sea and finally becoming one with the sea. On the strength of its oneness, it becomes the boundless vast. In this ├╝ber-dimension (see former article) all information exists everywhere and allways. Scientists talk about space-time distortion where space-time loops back onto itself creating instant acces to history or future. Try to imagine an infinite number of space-time distortions everywhere at the same time. The meta-universe as a container to every possible parallel universe.

Here the finite enters into the Infinite and loses itself. But what happens when the Infinite plays its role in the finite?


ericswan said...

time is of the s cense.

Kathleen Callon said...

I wish I had found your blog a long time ago.