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Emergent time/ emergent reality

Discussion in 'The Material World' started by Ostronomos, Feb 2, 2021.

  1. Ostronomos

    Ostronomos Active Member

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    Time is said to be the result of measurement.

    Therefore

    Reality is the result of measurement.
     
  2. Dan From Smithville

    Dan From Smithville Veteran Member
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    Would this mean that two different measurers could have two different measurements and thus, realities. Does this mean that reality is subjective?
     
  3. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    I think its the other way around.
     
  4. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Reality can be observed, measured. Time, the human concept of time is a human construct. That construct is measured in an arbitrary way, often using a watch/clock, divisions of which are also arbitrary

    Then we have the arrow of time, a completely different thing which exists in reality and can be precisely measured, albeit using the arbitrary idea of human time to record the results.
     
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  5. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    Who says that time is the result of measurement? That seems as unlikely as distance being the result of measurement.
     
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  6. Subduction Zone

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    This is a well established fact. Measurement causes things. Trump knew this, that is why he was opposed to testing for the Corona Virus:D
     
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  7. JoshuaTree

    JoshuaTree Flowers are red?

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    I think therefore I am?
     
  8. dybmh

    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    Reality also includes the unknown and the unmeasured?
     
  9. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    I think I think, therefore I think I am?
     
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  10. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I am therefore i think
    Or i am therefore i think i am
    Or i think therefore i think i am.
    Or i think i am being silly therefore...
     
  11. shunyadragon

    shunyadragon shunyadragon
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    To brief to coherent. 'Time is not said to be the result of measurement.' You are asserting that. We put measurements on our physical existence for our efforts to understand it.

    Time existed before humans existed, and any attempt of humans to measure it.
     
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