“It ends like this:
Despite being a so called “anti-war novel”, I decided that what interested me more was the role that time played in this novel, and how it compared to its role in the real world. Specifically, the idea of the non-linearity of time.
Continue reading “Concluding Thoughts”
Is time linear?
Maybe- just because we can’t see the fourth dimension doesn’t mean it’s not there. At the same time, it’s in our nature to need to see proof to convert our thinking from what “might be” to what is.
Continue reading “3 Essential Questions… Answered?”
“It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world” (The Butterfly Effect, 2004 movie)
Continue reading “The Butterfly Effect and the Non-Linearity of Time”
According to the Sensitive Dependence on Initial Conditions theory, also called the Chaos Theory, but more known to mainstream media as the Butterfly Effect, “the flap of a butterfly’s wings might ultimately cause a tornado” (Peter Dizikes, February 22, 2011).
Continue reading “Introducing the Butterfly Effect”
Seeing may be believing, but that does not mean we must go on in complete ignorance of what else might be.
“It is just an illusion we have here on Earth that one moment follows another on, like beads on a string, and that once a moment is gone, it is gone forever” (27)
Continue reading “The Non-Linearity of Time”
Time, a theory brought to you by the Tralfamadorians.
“The most important thing I learned on Tralfamadore was that when a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist” (26-27)
Continue reading “How Soon is Now?”
Is time linear? Or is that only how we perceive it to be?
What if all time was happening all at once? This is one of the main ideas explored in Slaughterhouse-Five, and something that I found particularly intriguing. Continue reading “Clocks and the Linearity of Time”