Re: Ripples in time Posted by Jonathan Byron on March 24, 1998 at 23:48:06:
In Reply to: Ripple posted by Andy on February 14, 1998 at 08:06:56:
" but what about events in the future?
can they cause changes in the past? "
RB. Fuller realized there are no things, only actions - hence, “I seem to be a verb!”
The slowest rivers appear as still lakes or ponds, but even these flow, downhill/through time. Self contained water systems are oceanic, displaying circulation/flow when observed at the appropriate scale. Universe at rest is self-contradiction.
In a river, a wave event is propagated preferentially downstream/into the future/with the flow. Human activity scales to a grain of sand in a rapidly flowing mountain stream. Splashing in Baton Rouge makes no wave in St. Louis.
Accepting Tao flow leads to (tai chi)Chuan; eight men in a boat have no oars and flow effortlessly into the future, perfectly poised on the eternal now.
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