Devil take the hindmost.
in the coming verbiage I’m a little arrogant—it’s all in the interpretation. (Possibly an undeserved projection of your conditioning?)
in debates that the Abrahamic God’s omniscience contradicts the concept of Free Will. In brief, God knows in advance what we will ‘freely choose’ to do later—so I say, Priest, that we have no FW at all and that your FW is merely a simpleton’s illusion.
SO IT’S TIME
to look at time.
Which doesn’t exist.
Time is an illusion of perception, only.
We can name it, we can even measure it (try GPS without it!) but—
IT DOESN’T BLOODY WELL EXIST~!
I LOST TRACK
some years ago as to how many ‘dimensions’ there are. But it’s irrelevant, I’m happy to dawdle along with just the basic four:
length – breadth – depth – time
—and they are adequate for me. I can live with four but go gaga trying to envisage (say) nineteen.
I SHAN’T EVEN ATTEMPT
to explain but shall simply state that in this universe:
I mean, how can it, if there ain’t no ‘time’ in which to move?
(Movement is change of position. Things that ‘move’ do so at a speed; speed is quoted as ‘change of position with respect to time’.)
Time, always time. No time = no nothing, no?
SO IF NOTHING MOVES
(it doesn’t) (duuuh …) but we do have motion—wot gives?
Simple. All (r) ALL movement is merely illusion—
(wait, it gets better)
—created by the ‘passage’ of perception (okay, consciousness) through a static universe.
Wot? Analogy, please?
As a kid I used to explore the cave on Wiri Mountain. When we wriggled in all was void and darkness lay upon the face of the deep; but at every bend in sightlines we’d leave a lighted candle perched in a blob of wax on a convenient ledge. Ahead all was blackness but looking behind were strings of golden glows fading into the perspective.
Get the analogy?
Looking ahead is the unknown—astern is memory, no?
with or without us—the cave existed.
Unchanged for millennia.
Except for what ‘adults’ have now done to it—
Has this EVER changed!
SO THE UNIVERSE
exists, and has done for always—
OOPS! 400+ words. I’ll quit now and finish in another post.
Here, have a nice cave with modern PC ‘sensibles’—
That ledge to his left was one of the places we’d stand a candle … sniff …
Final thought for now: some say Dali was loopy—
—but was he?