Monday, November 7, 2011
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
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
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.