Showing posts with label Fixed Properties of Time. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fixed Properties of Time. Show all posts

Sunday, September 9, 2012

What is Lost and what is Found and the Nature of Time

When you lose something, it always makes you feel bad.  You can never be happy to lose anything, otherwise it wouldn't be lost.  Losing something signifies a loss of value.  This may mean a lost watch, or a lost wallet or it could be smaller items like a lost phone, lost keys or a lost pen.  Whatever it is, you will always feel bad for losing it.  You are bereft by the loss and may go back to search for the lost item that could be found but may look to no avail.  The lost object may have sentimental value.  What does it mean to lose something forever?  Does it mean that we will feel the loss for the rest of our lifetime, or will the feeling wear off after a significant amount of time has passed.  Likely, we will overcome the loss through time.  We will forget but remember that lost thing that was never found but we are now able to cope with the loss.  Why is it so?  Whence the object that was lost at one time was more precious than ourselves or meant more to us than anything.  The lost earring that was passed down for generations that we could never think of being without it or those lost memories.  Are we diminished when we lose something or does the loss affect our lives indefinitely.  Loss can make us depressed and feel worthless.  We seek refuge or consolation in the other things we own.  It may be a trivial loss but the impact can be measured in many ways.  Like losing the ticket on the way to the train to visit a friend may be frustrating but a redeemable loss.  There will be other dates when we can visit our friend but the loss is immediate and sudden.  Thus, we may feel redeemed to visit the friend at some future time, and the previous loss is a trifling matter.  It seems that time ultimately restores our loss and we are able to overcome its privation.  Thus, we can regain our sense of entitlement and ownership.  The lost objects are returned to us not by chance or by an immediate disclosure or recovery but preserving or resisting the loss to feel redeemed.  A lost and found may return our losses to us but does not adequately challenge us to accept time as master.  For something that relies on chance  does not reinstate our free will to overcome a predestined outcome.  For time is a healing agent, a matter of substance and quality that gives us back our dignity and self-worth.  We are vindicated by the passage of time to recover that which was lost by virtue of our free will, that supernatural quality that makes us unique to God.  For the loss applied to material objects such as a loved one, a spouse, a mother, a child, a pet or grandparent is just as hard-felt as any such immaterial object of great importance or value.  But we cope with the loss and are healed by the passage of time and in the spirit of time passing, that makes our material existence possible.  Losing something forever does not mean we cannot regain that which is lost by the virtue divine providence.  Thus we may grieve for a time only that which is lost at the present moment but not indefinitely.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fixed Time Opportunities and The Winning Shot (Part 2)

When we consider the winning shot, we must first assume that the probabilities of what can happen during the game are infinite, so that at any moment, something new can happen.  Since time passes anyway, and material properties are simply superfluous and need not exist for the sake of time, we consider them to be fixed.  Since time is the common denominator for all material properties such as the players playing in the game and everything that might occur is divisible accordingly by time, and time is unifiable, each player's performance may vary but will be motivated by the object of the game, to score as many points as possible to win.  Since the extinction of any material property cannot alter time, all players are thus, equal in their performance.  The result of the game as a fixed time event, such as when we time a runner during a race, or praise the record time.  When we consider the high school basketball game, we may wonder why the game is being played at all, since we interpret time in diverse ways.  I could be writing a book during the time the game is being played, or knitting a sweater.  When we consider how the game is won; the star player catching the ball and before the final seconds tick away, miraculously scores the winning basket, we are genuinely impressed by his act of athletic heroism.  The game is won in dramatic fashion and the winning team celebrates, and while the shot could have missed, it fell through the basket and changed the outcome of the game.  Does the result simply bestow a sense of elation for the winning team or something else.  Since the time is fixed, there could only be two possibilities - the shot scoring and the shot missing.  The ball could also roll around the basket and fall in, but the probability will always be divisible by two.  Thus, the winning shot that could have missed, but scored, signifies the uniformity of time across a fixed duration, where one event supersedes the probability of something else happening.  When 1 represents the outcome, 2 as the probability of missing the goal, and zero as the fixed opportunity, we calculate a 50 percent chance for either event to occur.  Since time has a zero value, what could happen before time runs out, is divisible by two, a fixed action that is not divisible by an infinite time value.  If the player missed the shot, it will always leave a probability of 1, or the shot scoring.  If the shot is made, it overrides the probability of missing the goal, since the event is indivisible by time.  Since either event is fixed as a denominator of time, the winning shot represents the infinite value of a fixed time event.  Since either probability is divisible by time, and represents a single fixed measurement of time, the probability of missing the goal on a fixed time scale is 0 to 1.  Thus, if you miss, the probability of scoring the goal will always be 1; and conversely, if you make the shot, the probability of missing the shot is always 0, and thus, why we consider the winning shot to be a fixed time opportunity that has an infinite value.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fixed Time Opportunities and The Winning Shot (Part 1)

The high school basketball game can further illuminate our discussion on fixed opportunities of time. Consider two teams that have gathered to compete in the final game.  The game will take place over a fixed period of time, four 8-minute quarters, with several time-outs and a half-time break.  Reasonably, the event will last anywhere between 2-3 hours.  During the game, baskets will be scored, and players will expend considerable energy defending or blocking shots, scoring points and rebounding the ball.  There will also be opportunities to stop play when timeouts are called that are fixed in duration, free-throws when the clock is stopped, and whistles when the game is stopped in the event of a foul or violation.  Thus, the game will ensue over a fixed variable of time with a sliding scale.  Otherwise, the game is entirely fixed with a fixed duration; it can't go over the allotted time for play.  Obviously, the players will compete or strive throughout the duration of the game to bring the ball up and down the court and defend or beat the rival team with offensive strategy and plays.  Each shot, thus, represents a fixed time opportunity for the player to score a goal within the allotted time.  Obviously, the player need not do anything and can decide to walk off the court since he is playing against a clock but in the spirit of the competition, he will abide by the rules and perform his athletic duty.  The game may go on indefinitely into overtime across a fixed time period until one team succeeds in scoring more points and wins the game.  However, the game could go on indefinitely, for an indefinite period of time, with no team winning, but more than likely, the players will tire and be no longer able to perform.  The game will eventually be won due to the nature of the competition unless the players walk off the court or the game is cancelled.  During the game, each player will utilize his individual talents to manipulate the game in favor of his team's disposition.  Each team will collect points during the course of the game and compete vigorously to win the championship.  Since the allotted time will pass anyway, it doesn't really matter what the players do since they are competing within a specified time period that is fixed in duration.  They can't score after the buzzer sounds.  The object of the game is to win and utilize the time most efficiently.  The spectators are also time-keepers and are present in the stands for a fixed duration, or until the game is won.  Since the game is fixed, does it really matter who wins or loses?  Since anything could happen during the allotted time, save only to give a sense of elation to the spectators do the teams compete.  The object of the game again is to win and not lose and players compete if almost out of fear of execution, and try their best to win.  If I recorded the event, obviously I can fast forward, rewind, pause or play the game, or see the outcome in advance but lose the thrill of watching a live game.  But playback is not real time or a perfect natural time recording that requires actionable material properties to quantify time properly.  I am simply watching a pre-recorded event, long after the players have left the court and the game has ended, since all time is unifiable.  I can run up the court or walk but whatever I do will affect the outcome of the game since the players transcend the game with their individual performance, that can be superior or inadequate or poor.  Thus, the ultimate question remains.  Are the probabilities of what can happen infinite?  Yes, because at any time, something else could have happened.  Let's consider that briefly before turning to part two of our discussion on fixed time opportunities and the championship game. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fixed Properties of Time, The Lovers' Quarrel

Consider the lovers' quarrel about two men who love the same woman in the frame of our discussion on fixed properties of time.  Both men are in love with the same woman, and vow to destroy the other to win her hand.  The rivalry is bitter and intense and each man is out to prove his love by killing the other and marrying the young woman.  The rivalry escalates in pride-swelling moments of drunken madness at local taverns and gathering places, where each man professes his love to the woman in question and resolves to end the quarrel in a duel.  Finally, the two rivals confront each other at a fixed time and place and one of the men is killed.  The survivor is able to marry the young woman and lives out an extraordinarily happy life.  The two buy a house, have children, raise a family, and their love is fully consummated without any sense of loss or lack of fulfillment.  Much time passes, and the lovers become old and the rivalry of their early years becomes only a faded memory.  When considering fixed properties of time, we can perceive a parallel that exists in the life of the surviving couple and the man who died all those years ago.  Evidently, much time has passed since the rival suitor was killed and the two lovers were united.  Since the rival suitor also loved the same woman, and could have probably also survived and enjoyed a similarly happy life, what might we say constitutes the equity of time that is outlived in his absence.  The passage of time is nearly identical to the time of the life of the man who survived the duel.  Each loved the same woman and could have enjoyed the same life no matter the outcome.  However, only one man could have survived due to the nature of the conflict.  Each, as an honorable and actionable agent of time, could have enjoyed the same life and granted the same allotment of time could have lived out the same desired outcome.  The man who survived has to die eventually but was still able to live for a long period of time.  The man who died also could have died in this distant future and was absent for a long period of time.  In this instance, properties of time are inextricably bound to the nature of the conflict and are fixed or attached at the hip like Siamese twins.  If detached, they can live out separate lives but the fact of their preceding abnormal state ultimately determines their time continuum.  Thus, the passage of time as a materially quantifiable entity as exemplified by the life of the two lovers, is only allegorical at best.  Since properties of time are fixed, the transcendental spirit of the nature of time becomes its supernatural desire for the attainment of immortality or a perfect time, where memory is actionable and not only allegorical or a dream state.  Thus, the man who died could have probably lived but as a transcendental property of time was in dying, immortalized for the period of time of his desired hypothetical life.  Matter measures time as a form of material being such as the sands in the hourglass, but once transcended become inertia without the invisible hand turning the glass.  Transcendence does not constitute immortality since the sands of time are activated by an outside cause.  Since all must die anyway, eventually the transcendental, fixed nature of time, ultimately determines how we perceive the world and interact with others, as goalkeepers or time keepers but never forlorn to the calling of an immortal experience that is bound to fixed properties of time, space, earth and matter as can be best learned by the lovers' quarrel.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Matter, Form and Fixed Properties of Time

Let's consider form as it relates to matter as a fixed property of time.  What is form?  Matter is density that occupies form for a fixed or relative period of time until form and matter concomitantly perish or cease to exist.   Since properties of time are fixed, form and matter reasonably co-exist and cannot be divorced.  What gives matter form, thus?  Since matter cannot exist without form, what can we say comes first or is a priori?  Form enables matter to act in diverse ways.  Consider an eagle on a crag or a spider in a cave or a lion in the desert and other forms that incredibly and ultimately exist to preserve themselves.  No form is suicidal.  Does matter than produce form by itself or is form bestowed on matter an immortal knighting.  Is form simply a matter of material evolution?  From amphibians to mammals and birds and humans, matter strives to persist in the world to realize its immortal self through any and all forms.  If the world's diverse forms are simply quantifiable units of time that are fixed, do they revert to their material origin that is formless and also, consists of fixed properties.  Consider a pizza pie divided into slices that is consumed equally among a group of people.  The slices represent form as part of a whole and whence consumed as fixed units of time, represent the unity of form and matter as a measurement of time.   Can the pie be consumed as a whole without the division of forms into slices?  Yes, but the whole also represents relative values of time such as the pie divided into slices, and representing the equity of time in the universe.  Thus, form is the worship of time and its fixed properties. The pie can also be divided into diverse shapes, not only triangles but rectangles and squares with varying time values.  The form abides within the whole and transcends the whole as an immortal experience.  Thus, form represents transcendence as the freedom to act.  Form enables choices.  It is transformational but always true to its material origin.  It's like water in the form of a container but all water must flow back into the ocean from whence it came as a fixed property of time.  Thus, form enables matter to exist such as the earth, since matter is finite and no less eminent.  The form, thus is disciplinary and transcendental, spiritual and everlasting, and confines matter to worship the supernatural, co-existing and interacting and interwoven in the spiritual fabric of the universe to a perform a time-bound duty that is fixed.  Since all properties of time are fixed such as points of time, whereby all actions are relative, from through spiritual transcendence, subsumes matter to preserve eternal form that has fixed values.  Such as the earth as form, that exists as a fixed property of time that is also immortal. Formless, the earth would cease to exist, but as a value of time, takes on a form to achieve a transcendental or immortal life since time ticks away indefinitely.  An undefined planet would thus be ephemeral, a Rorschach test in the sky with no defined meaning or value.  When continents break up, it only represents a wrinkle in the brow of fixed space or a material deterioration.  Like old age, when our teeth fall out, and we can no longer chew our food or perform a fixed duty, or the utilization of form for self-preservation, do we become any less immortal or weaker in our faith.  Thus, form must die in weakness or in struggle such as a wounded animal, across a fixed journey in time, that is ultimately transcendental.  Thus, form represents an immortal life that strives for immortality; it is a struggle for a dignity to transcend a non-world or nonexistence that governs form to act in immortal ways.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Man with No Memory (from our series on Fixed Time)

There was once a man who enjoyed life.  He was married, had friends, had a happy home and a happy life.  He enjoyed being with people and being around people.  He was close to his family and friends and shared many likable moments and experiences with them.  He was an original but plain and ordinary, a simple man with ordinary values.  Then, one day his life changed in a tragic twist of fate.  While driving to work, he was hit by a car and taken to the hospital.  When he awoke, he couldn't remember who he was, why he was at the hospital, could barely recall people he knew, or what he was doing there.  The doctors diagnosed him with amnesia, or partial amnesia, or partial loss of memory.  When he was taken away by his family and friends and returned home and they asked him questions about anything he could remember, he was vague.  They tried to describe events to him to help him recall certain experiences but to no avail such as being with friends and family at home or at work, attending parties, going out, taking vacations, and work and other activities.  He could barely remember who they were and why he knew them or did the things that they described.  The people he knew loved him but could not understand why he could not remember them.  This is interesting since this man and his partial loss of memory can further illuminate our discussion on fixed properties of time.  When the man lost his memory, he couldn't remember the people that were once familiar to him, why and how he knew them, or took part in their lives, and their memories of him, while real or not, are still memories and sights of knowing, and while he remembered them, his amnesia had obscured his memory of them.  Thus, he only possessed a physical memory of them, or he only remembered them in a physical way, or the physical time that he spent with them, that was ultimately forgotten whence he was inflicted with amnesia.  All his interaction, moving forward, is now stilted to plain memory, such as knowledge of his friends and family but no intimate knowledge such as being able to greet them but not know them in the spiritual sense.  Thus, the value of time for him that has passed seems superfluous or extra-natural.  That he knew these individuals in a physical time but barely knows them now in a comprehensive way as a result of his partial amnesia, such as a comprehensive time.  This man, it can be said, is a time agent, or time carrier, such as a property of time that is fixed due to his partial loss of memory of a time that has passed, that he can't fully remember or know why, since his memory of the former time has been obscured, thus time has cloned itself.  Who is this man that knows and does not know?  Are the proponents of his memory that know him, owe him; alas, they are not suffering from amnesia, and have experienced time commensurately to him, the man who only remembers them or that experience faintly, through memory, or unreality or unmemory; but is acquainted to them through sense experience, a knowledge of them, a memory, a time that has passed that is unlived or undone, is incomplete or unreal.  Has he lived an unreality, a memory of time and not time as it should have been allotted.  His friends' memory of him while whole is undermined by his partial amnesia, a point of time that has come full circle to become a future time, a past time, a current time and all time.  He seems to love his friends, and remembers them but can't remember why he remembers them.  If they are a memory to him and he can't remember them is he a cause of that memory and unremembering.  The thought is staggering.  Are they truly his friends or are they fitted or unfitted for his time consumption that is eternalized by his sudden amnesia, that he can't remember them but knows them and knows of them but can't remember why?  In this state, he is immortalized by his unremembering, and they become for him a form of mortal attraction, and they are once more and remain his friends as a condition of his knowing them and unforgetting.  What they think of him, know of him, and remember of him, seems extraneous to their new knowledge of him as a man with partial loss of memory.  The clock has been reversed or unwound but much time has passed and memories absconded and abandoned.  Thus, the man with no memory shows us that all properties of time are points in time and are fixed properties.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Law of Shapes and Fixed Properties of Time

Shapes are all around us.  They control much of our lives.  Everything has a shape except for nothing.  The world all around us is dictated by shapes.  Shapes have attributes but are fixed values such as the shape of my bowl, coffee mug, refrigerator, desk, bed, lamp and chair.  Some are odd shapes with obtuse angles, some are even shapes such as a square or a circle, and some are inordinate shapes that we see in sculpture museums.  What is the significance of shapes?  The earth is a shape; it is round.  Trees have shapes, leaves and even a blade of grass resembles a shape.  My carpet is a square, which I can stand on, sit or walk across.  It can be oval, circular but it is a square.  Shapes help us to define our lives such as containers that hold contents like milk or water.  The shape is nothing by itself but its shape.  The shape of a glass often defines the quantity of the water it can hold, but a gallon is always a gallon and the size of a gallon will always be the same no matter what shape of container we use.  But a gallon will look different in a cone-shaped bottle than an ordinary supermarket container.  The mathematical values of all shapes are almost always definite.  A ring of a specific shape can wrap around my finger or anyone else's finger if their finger is the same size.  When we look at time, we learn that shapes are immortalized by their definite values, such as a square or a circle of a specific perimeter or circumference.  If I can conceive a shape of a definite mathematical value, it is an immortal aspect of my being and non-being.  Shapeless matter often requires form to give it a definite shape.  Matter is shapeless but shapeful, mortal but immortalized through its determination of shapes.  Life is ultimately meaningful but what gives shape and bestows shape to a formless being.  Is it an eternal, shapeless power that comes to being through natural forces to give shape to the world or vice versa.  No matter the source, the interconnectedness of such powers that give and take away shape, is consistent with our discussion on fixed properties of time.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Law of Zero and Fixed Properties of Time

It's been awhile since I've visited this subject.  Let us look at the law of zero and fixed properties of time.  Zero signifies nothing.  When we add zero to any number such as 1, 2, or 3, we get that number, 1, 2 or 3.  If we subtract these numbers from zero, we get zip or negative values since a positive integer is subtracted from a non-value.  Consider two identical bookshelves.  They are each 1 and 2.  Since no two things are completely identical such as numbers or bookshelves for that matter, we consider the universe as fixed.  Each bookshelf is one since a zero can be added to equal itself.  If we added another bookshelf like it, we would gain an excess bookshelf that is also not identical to its preceding self as a fixed value that can be subtracted by zero.  Time is ultimately the zero sum game.   Because of the addition of one such as one unit of time that can be extrapolated by itself but is not identical to the multiplication of that self, we consider all properties of time as fixed properties.  I can have two identical cups of coffee but they can't be categorically identical because of their autonomy since they occupy time and space, respectively.  If you multiply the cup of coffee by itself, it would still be autonomous, because of its inherent value, as an entity that can be subtracted itself by zero to equal itself.  As a matter of identity and autonomy, all entities can be subtracted by themselves to equal themselves, thus preserving their fixed values.  Zero seems to stand alone and seems to be the start of all life.  The number one, that is added to zero, and multiplied infinitely and autonomously, seems to indicate a fixed value.  According to Wikipedia, the word zero is derived from the Arabic for "it was empty".  Indeed, zero is like the glass jar containing the sands of time, that are infinite and autonomous and can be multiplied and added to themselves and by themselves to equal themselves.  Time as the zero sum game tells us that all things come from zero and can revert to zero since they are free of themselves or self-identical.  Zero is the monstrosity that occupies and overrules their existence.  Since they are a derivative of zero, they should be signified by the number zero.  We have one sun and millions of rays of light.  The rays of light can be traced to the sun, which is one but is also zero, if it ever burned out.  Thus, it's position is one, zero, and fixed.  Ironically, the latter consumes the former to equal itself.  The number one cannot consume itself because it would only add the number one to itself.  Only nothing can consume itself and be itself as fixed.  Life seems to fade with age but is also immortal as it gives itself away to itself by adding or multiplying itself by zero, in small portions or in droves.  Does zero ever die or fade away?  Indeed, zero is also dying and preserving itself by multiplying or adding itself to itself as with numbers.  In fact, it is already dead since it has no value.  We've hit a stone.  What is the meaning of life when such a sequence is interminable?  What is paradise if it is not a departure from life to a perceived or more desirable life?  Or is it simply an immortal life without the capacity to die.  What is death when properties of time are fixed and what is the meaning of the death of a natural life.  Is it a gateway to an abstract world or the Paradise of the Gospels.  How can we better cope with reality?  Here's hoping that more will come to light as we continue our series on fixed properties of time.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Law of Opposites and Fixed Properties of Time

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice - Robert Frost

I always thought Robert Frost got it wrong since I was brought up in a religious Muslim household, and was always told to believe that the world might end in hellfire. I always feared such a fate, to burn in hell for evil deeds but fire did present an intuitively acceptable way to punish anyone who had done a severe and grievous wrong. And so many other religious books seemed to preach or warn of hellfire for those who incurred God's wrath. True to his name, Robert Frost seemed to dispel such a notion with his poem Fire and Ice and seemed to show that ice would also be an acceptable means for the world's destruction. This brings us to the law of opposites, those of fire or ice or fire and water. Consider for a second, the fundamental rule that governs the law of opposites. Fire is hot and can be blazing and is the absolute opposite of water. Water is cool and does not burn or rage. Fire owes its existence to water and vice-a-versa. Fire would not be called fire if there was no water. However, water is water, and fire is fire, but fire is no longer fire if it is consumed or extinguished by water. Fire, however, cannot consume water since it's flame would be immediately extinguished upon touching water. Thus, the law of opposites relies on an inverse relationship since fire exists and water exists, and both rely on each other, but one can consume the other, while the other cannot. Thus, the immortality of each entity is real such as those that govern fixed properties of time. Consider shapes such as a square and a circle. Each has a distinct shape and relies on the other for its verifiable existence. However, while the circle may fit inside the square and be consumed or appropriated by the square and lose its existence, the square cannot fit inside the circle, thus showing the inverse relationship. Same as if you had a cylindrical object that may fit inside a rectangular box but the box cannot fit inside the cylinder. Consider, colors such as black and white. Or writing on white paper with black ink. The color blank can consume the color white but not the opposite, thus the inverse exists. More examples follow such as light and dark. Dark can consume all light and the little light that we enjoy during the day is really illuminating complete darkness. Thus, dark can consume light but light cannot consume the dark, thus, the inverse exists, providing us fixed values in time and space that are irreversible and unrecantable. Other opposites come to mind and we can always find the imbalance or the inverse that exists, thus providing us more insight into how the universe is created. We rely, knowingly or unwittingly on a plethora of inverse laws that govern our existence and show us that properties and values are fixed in an infinite space such as time. Can the inverse be broken? Why should such a rule exist in the first place or govern the existence of all things that gives us a sense of order. But disorder abounds in the consciousness with such a delicate order in the first place. The stillness of the problem gives us pause. We must consider all actions with respect to the laws that govern existence and reflect wisely on the words of Frost, who shows us that hardline beliefs are sometimes born out of our own ignorance.