Existence and Time – Are They Relative?
When it comes to our modern existence, people from all over the world are saying that they no longer have time to do things as they used to do in the past.
What is time? A few hundred years ago, Isaac Newton said it was external and absolute; it is completely independent of the observer. However, Einstein demonstrated that time is relative to the observer.
Today, we all know this relativity as a function of where we are and how we move in relation to others. One of the most renown metaphysicians of the early 20th century, John McTaggart, said that the only real time is the present. The past is gone and the future exists only as a probability distribution potentiality. McTaggart said that the past, present and future all coexist. The distinction of past, present and future are just an illusion of consciousness.
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