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Sciency stuff...Why does time exist?
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:48 am
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Re: Sciency stuff...Why does time exist?
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:12 am
  • From the testimony of thousands of Near Death Experiencers I've read it seems as though time is an illusion. It "exists" on our side of the veil but time and space in other dimensions is void and irrelevant. Hard to grasp that concept but it sure seems to be the case (if you believe the testimony of thousands of people that have literally died - no brainwave activity nor heartbeat of any kind - and came back).
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Re: Sciency stuff...Why does time exist?
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:26 pm
  • Time exists so that everything doesn't happen all at once.
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Re: Sciency stuff...Why does time exist?
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:36 pm
  • GeekHawk wrote:Time exists so that everything doesn't happen all at once.


    Weeeeell.....

    That's the other interesting tidbit I have read from NDE'rs. The consensus seems to be that not only are time and space "illusions" of sorts but that in fact everything is happening in the NOW. Past, present and future.

    Of course we don't experience that in our physical bodies and this dimension but that is the dominant impression from those who have briefly crossed the veil.
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Re: Sciency stuff...Why does time exist?
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:20 am
  • I've been saying for years that time doesn't exist....unfortunately that excuse doesn't fly with my boss when I'm late for work.
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Re: Sciency stuff...Why does time exist?
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:38 am
  • fenderbender123 wrote:I've been saying for years that time doesn't exist....unfortunately that excuse doesn't fly with my boss when I'm late for work.



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Re: Sciency stuff...Why does time exist?
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:11 pm
  • 5280Hawk wrote:
    fenderbender123 wrote:I've been saying for years that time doesn't exist....unfortunately that excuse doesn't fly with my boss when I'm late for work.



    Love it!


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