Philosophic Noodling (was Re: Internet Health)

Michael Torrie torriem at
Wed Oct 6 07:35:47 MDT 2010

On 10/06/2010 12:26 AM, Levi Pearson wrote:
> Did I say it was a spatial dimension?  No.  I said it was as real as
> the spatial dimensions, which clearly implies that it is not itself a
> spatial dimension.

Just as long as no one goes around calling it the "fourth dimension"
which it clearly is not.

> I did mention that some philosophers have denied the "reality" of
> time, but some of them also put distance in the same category of
> mental construct as time.  Physical quantities like length and mass
> are as prone to relativistic effects as time is, so it's hard to
> single out time as particularly "unreal" in that respect.

Yes you did.  But I wanted to point out that Science also questions the
"reality" of time.

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