Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Time(Whatever that is!)

Some people believe in destiny,others believe they can shape their lives according to their will,and others are confused about what to do or believe in.I fall in this category,constantly walking the tightrope between the two camps.

Now,what we believe in(i.e. fate vs. absolute control on future) can change the way we look at time.Now,for people who believe that there is no such thing as time,the conventional linear arrow of time model suffices,where the future depends on the conditions in the past,and this is consistent with the laws of physics.But for people who believe in destiny,their fundamental premise is that all actions of the past and present are made to reach a definite predetermined future state.Herein lies the problem.You see,this makes the future constant,therefore if you really think about it,the future starts acting like the past,constant and fixed.In a way,this also goes against the principle of thermodynamics,which states that the entropy in a closed system increases with time.

Thus,now our entire model of time changes,because now,the past has to act according to our predestined future,not the other way round.Thus the past,in a way becomes dynamic,and thus acquires the characteristics previously attributed to future....

So does time follow th first model or the second model or neither....and let's not forget the more important question,whether anything like time exists at all....Anyways,more on that later.....Ciao,Khuda Hafiz and Eid Mubarak to all....