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Single Idea 22921

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / e. Eventless time]

Full Idea

Three arguments that a temporal vacuum is impossible: we can't experience it, we can't measure it, and it would have no reason to ever terminate.

Gist of Idea

Temporal vacuums would be unexperienced, unmeasured, and unending


Robin Le Poidevin (Travels in Four Dimensions [2003], 03 'Lessons')

Book Reference

Le Poidevin,Robin: 'Travels in Four Dimensions' [OUP 2003], p.36

A Reaction

[summarised] The first two reasons are unimpressive. The interiors of black holes are off limits for us. The arrival of time into a timeless situation may actually have occurred, but be beyond our understanding.

Related Idea

Idea 22965 Time measures rest, as well as change [Aristotle]