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Connecting Science and Scriptures : Satya Sarada Kandula : All Rights Reserved

Time : absolute, relative


  1. According to the absolute view of time (and space), time (and space) simply form the ‘arena’ of physics: the background structure within whose framework all of physics is necessarily phrased.
  2. On the other hand, the relational view denies time (and space) an existence independent of material objects and processes. On this view, time exists only by virtue of the existence of matter and material events.
  3. Clocks are made of matter… so… can any clock measure absolute time?
  4. In Cyclic Time, what is in the past also lies ahead in the future. (eg as explained in the Siva Maha Puranam )
  5. In a large circle a small arc can be approximated by a straight line. So you can have a historical sense of time in short time intervals. Or a time circle is made up of a large number of time lines…

(Source and Reference for points 1 and 2 above: Ridderbos, Katinka (Editor). Time. West Nyack, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 2002. pg 14-15)

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September 13, 2010 at 9:06 pm

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