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>Time is a function of how we perceive the universe, not the universe itself.
Julian Barbour makes the same contention in his book "The End of
Time" he also discusses some of the same points that Keith mentions
about determinism. He says that time doesn't really exist, and that
just as we can infer a take off and a landing from a photo of
motorcyclist jumping over cars, so our brains infer linear time from
a non-linear timeframe. He says (a la Keith) that in the end,
understanding this about time doesn't really change anything, just as
understanding that the earth is round didn't mean that people in the
southern hemisphere suddenly started "falling" off of it.
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