Concluding Thoughts

"It ends like this: Poo-tee-weet?" (22) 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. We live in a society where these [...]

3 Essential Questions… Answered?

In conclusion... 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. “each clump of symbols [describes] a situation, a scene. We Tralfamadorians read [...]

The Butterfly Effect and the Non-Linearity of Time

"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) Should time not be linear, the butterfly effect would be irrelevant and it would simply seem as though cause-and-effect were real. But if cause-and-effect were not [...]

How Soon is Now?

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 [...]