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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-22-06 03:02 PM
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19. A theory of quantum gravity would almost demand quantized time.
at least, it would if we stick with the "gravity is curved space-time" model.
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  -Where does the past go? Or does it "go" anywhere? raccoon  Feb-22-06 12:07 PM   #0 
  - I believe scientists say  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-22-06 12:10 PM   #1 
  - Wouldn't "where does the future come from" be the same question?  SnowGoose   Feb-22-06 12:11 PM   #2 
  - Then again there's geometry  Warpy   Feb-22-06 12:11 PM   #3 
  - And that leads to a rephrasing of the original question:  Orrex   Feb-22-06 12:41 PM   #8 
     - Sounds like the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle (Quantum Mechanics)  BattyDem   Feb-22-06 01:02 PM   #11 
        - Heisenberg Compensators are only needed at the sub-atomic level, I think  Orrex   Feb-22-06 01:23 PM   #12 
           - "plenty close enough to the original guy"  BattyDem   Feb-22-06 01:32 PM   #13 
           - Very true!  Orrex   Feb-22-06 01:37 PM   #14 
              - You're right ... science never really fit with Star Wars  BattyDem   Feb-22-06 01:48 PM   #15 
           - I will NEVER step foot inside a teleporter.  Odin2005   Feb-22-06 02:35 PM   #17 
              - Eh. Close enough for me.  Orrex   Feb-22-06 02:47 PM   #18 
                 - He isn't you because...  Odin2005   Feb-22-06 09:55 PM   #22 
                    - That's right - it would be like cloning yourself, then killing yourself  bananas   Feb-23-06 05:01 AM   #23 
                    - Well, that's just metaphysics, isn't it?  Orrex   Feb-23-06 12:44 PM   #30 
  - Oh. geez. holy moly  TallahasseeGrannie   Feb-22-06 12:18 PM   #4 
  - Thank you, thank you.  raccoon   Feb-23-06 09:27 AM   #25 
     - How about making the teacher nuts?  TallahasseeGrannie   Feb-23-06 12:28 PM   #28 
        - Now I might have to take that under consideration....nt  raccoon   Feb-23-06 12:38 PM   #29 
  - in the recycle bin ...  dweller   Feb-22-06 12:19 PM   #5 
  - Man, I wish we could just dump selected memories into the recycle bin. nt  raccoon   Feb-22-06 12:48 PM   #9 
  - Someone ought to explain boned chicken to you  valerief   Feb-22-06 12:20 PM   #6 
  - Time is relative to the perspective from which it is viewed  BattyDem   Feb-22-06 12:39 PM   #7 
  - Some good and interesting responses here. This is a subject  raccoon   Feb-22-06 12:51 PM   #10 
  - I remember a somewhat bewildering theory about time  htuttle   Feb-22-06 02:26 PM   #16 
  - A theory of quantum gravity would almost demand quantized time.  phantom power   Feb-22-06 03:02 PM   #19 
     - But how does one divide a concept into indivisible units?  kgfnally   Feb-22-06 06:13 PM   #20 
        - I'm not sure that this is true  htuttle   Feb-22-06 07:22 PM   #21 
  - I have it in my garage. It's piling up. Can you come over and pick up  NNadir   Feb-23-06 07:44 AM   #24 
  - "Can't we just recycle it?" If only! nt  raccoon   Feb-23-06 09:28 AM   #26 
  - the best i can make of it  rman   Feb-23-06 10:24 AM   #27 
  - We leave the past behind and historians  izzybeans   Feb-23-06 02:41 PM   #31 
  - Time's arrow is entropy  depakid   Feb-24-06 12:00 AM   #32 
  - Have you looked down the back of the fridge? nt  Dead_Parrot   Feb-24-06 01:18 AM   #33 
  - So...  benburch   Feb-24-06 07:39 AM   #34 
  - No, the past doesn't go anywhere.  jonolover   Feb-24-06 02:25 PM   #35 
  - Real life experience seems to say TIME is irrelevant.  Quakerfriend   Feb-25-06 07:29 PM   #36 
 

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