Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Time Is A Delusion


Time, if we can intuitively grasp such an identity, is a delusion: the difference and inseparability of one moment belonging to its apparent past from another belonging to its apparent present is sufficient to disintegrate it.

-- Jorge Luis Borges, A New Refutation of Time

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At February 27, 2007 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

duh...

 
At February 28, 2007 12:11 PM, Blogger The Neurocritic said...

You must have tried very hard to surpass the eloquence of Jorge Luis Borges. Why don't you tell us who you are, Anonymous, so we can give you credit for your brilliant remark?

 
At February 03, 2010 2:41 AM, Blogger alex said...

I just can't can't get my head around that. I've really enjoyed Borges' writings in the past, but I don't really get his point here- or rather, he seems to be dismissing a common phenomenon through an appeal to some sort of logic... can anyone help me out? Certain features of the natural world (e.g. entropy) seem to reflect a directional flow of something...

 

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