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It's a matter of nuance. Let's consider determinism first, Laplace's demon for example. If you know the initial conditions of a system (like the universe) with infinite precision, and the exact laws governing the system, then the past and future will be revealed to you. That's the problem, infinite precision. We do not have the capability of infinite ...


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The only way to travel into the future would be if there is no free will. On a person's path through time, each decision splits your future into at least two paths. Each hour you make at least a dozen decisions, creating a myriad of paths for a person to choose in any hour of time. The fact that you could arrive at specific point in the future means that ...


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The eternal return not only requires infinite time but also a finite number of configurations that can take place during that infinite time. Wikipedia points this out by referencing Walter Kaufmann's quote of Heinrich Heine's earlier idea: Walter Kaufmann suggests that Nietzsche may have encountered this idea in the works of Heinrich Heine, who once ...


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Yes I believe time is an absolute quantity, but that is my personal choice, and we can only measure time in relation to other physical phenomena. The current SI definition of the second, as highlighted in the question, is the number of cycles of a particular type of light. This was a profound choice because it dictates that the rate of time is variable with ...


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