The Dimension of Time

Published by Arun Isaac on

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One has had the strangest ideas in the past, one still has strange ideas in the present, and one surely will have stranger ideas in the future.

The Dimension of Time

Figure 1: The Dimension of Time

Once one was a devout Christian. One insisted that everyone convert to Christianity as Jesus was the one true God. Then one met science and fell in love with her. To one, everything in the world was science and logic explained it all. One wanted to unify all the laws of nature, purify them of assumption and rid the world of superstition once and for all. Then one learnt of the comfort of feminine companionship. One decided the world wasn't so cold after all. One saw that faith in oneself and in one's love does move mountains. Then one pursued electronics and reality showed itself. One thought he shared a beautiful and incomprehensible dance of chaos with the rest of the universe. One concluded that chaos forbade the possibility of any prediction - scientific or religious.

One has had the strangest ideas in the past, one still has strange ideas in the present, and one surely will have stranger ideas in the future. One's instant of reality is defined with respect to one's position in time. One realizes that his apparent constancy with respect to the world was but an illusion of perspective. One is certainly bound by the dimension of time.

Then one thought of a four dimensional being capable of perceiving the fourth dimension of time just as easily as one could perceive the three dimensions of space. Such a being could see the past, the present and the future. Such a being could know. Such a being could deterministically cast out the fabric of the universe. Such a being could create.

One thinks he might have found God…

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The Dimension of Time -- by K^13, released under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license