Three dimensional time

Time, as we experience it, has different components sharing a common unit (such as seconds).   There is the scientific time that is analytic in a way that makes possible mechanistic models that are very successful at modeling the physical world.  There is the historic time that allows for growing intelligence made possible by the additional evidence that comes inevitably from the passage of time.   For intelligence to act upon the physical (mechanistic) world to exercise a free will, there is a component of time required for persuasion through some process that allows for selecting the opportunities presented by the otherwise indifferent physical world.

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Analytic vs Historic Time

In earlier posts, I distinguished sciences between present-tense and past-tense science.   The distinction is that past tense science is restrained by recorded observations while present-tense science has the opportunity to control the collection of new observations. The present-tense science includes a full range of our interaction with the physical world, including the engineering and…

Temporal and Material Realities

Lately, I have been stumped by a problem with my neat little theory of separating sciences into present-tense science (collecting well documented and controlled observations) and past-tense science (scrutinizing and interpreting previously collected observations).    The problem came up when I based a conclusion that time travel was a nonsensical concept by suggesting that time…