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The three phases of time

ricksfolly

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Time is three connected stages of moving phases... Future, present, and past... "I am going to do it (future), "I'm doing it" (present), and "I did it." (past)

They integrate into the next stage as a combined group. Future becomes present, present becomes past, and another phase of future leads the group to the next stage, like three linked box cars on a moving train.

The lead boxcar, future, is still a logistic problem. Is it enough to say the future will become the present because it always has?

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Time is three connected stages of moving phases... Future, present, and past... "I am going to do it (future), "I'm doing it" (present), and "I did it." (past)

They integrate into the next stage as a combined group. Future becomes present, present becomes past, and another phase of future leads the group to the next stage, like three linked box cars on a moving train.

The lead boxcar, future, is still a logistic problem. Is it enough to say the future will become the present because it always has?

ricksfolly
not so sure your metaphor works

as a kid, a long, LONG time ago, my electric train ran in a circle
 

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not so sure your metaphor works

as a kid, a long, LONG time ago, my electric train ran in a circle
Your electric trains ran? :shock:

Mine rolled.
 

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Time is three connected stages of moving phases... Future, present, and past... "I am going to do it (future), "I'm doing it" (present), and "I did it." (past)

They integrate into the next stage as a combined group. Future becomes present, present becomes past, and another phase of future leads the group to the next stage, like three linked box cars on a moving train.

The lead boxcar, future, is still a logistic problem. Is it enough to say the future will become the present because it always has?

ricksfolly
Both the past and the future are merely hypothetical, really.
They don't exist.
There's only the present.
 

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Time is three connected stages of moving phases... Future, present, and past... "I am going to do it (future), "I'm doing it" (present), and "I did it." (past)

They integrate into the next stage as a combined group. Future becomes present, present becomes past, and another phase of future leads the group to the next stage, like three linked box cars on a moving train.

The lead boxcar, future, is still a logistic problem. Is it enough to say the future will become the present because it always has?

ricksfolly

Nope. :roll:
 
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