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Single Idea 22925

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 3. Parts of Time / a. Beginning of time]

Full Idea

The present is the boundary between past and future, therefore if there was a first moment of time, it could not have been present - because there can be no past at the beginning of time.

Gist of Idea

The present is the past/future boundary, so the first moment of time was not present


Robin Le Poidevin (Travels in Four Dimensions [2003], 05 'Limits')

Book Reference

Le Poidevin,Robin: 'Travels in Four Dimensions' [OUP 2003], p.77

A Reaction

How about at the start of a race the athletes cannot be running. How about 'all moments of time have preceding moments - apart from the first moment'?