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There are really two questions here. One is a pure math question "do real numbers exist without the real number line?" The answer is most certainly yes. The properties of real numbers can be defined in a way completely independent of geometry. The number line is merely a simple geometric construct which can be used to explain some of those properties. ...


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As to Heaven, I don't expect anyone to be able to validly infer the laws of any non-physical world, real or imaginary, from the laws of the physical world. Why would time in Heaven necessarily be physical time? Why expect a transition from the physical to the non-physical to follow the laws of the physical? If heat death, particle decay and all the laws ...


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the physics of the universe are infinitely and densely divisible In physics at least, that question is still a matter of some debate. In fact, it is at the heart of the conflict between general relativity and quantum mechanics. In my personal opinion, Loop Quantum Gravity is the way forward (and by that I mean, the best path toward unifying GR and QM), and ...


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Husserlian concept of time and temporality is three-tiered: Internal time consciousness Subjective time Worldly-objective time And contrary to what you might think they arise from each other in 1 to 2 to 3 fashion, where the fundamental base for a worldly/global time and all time is the internal time the consciousness of the individual. It is described ...


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What's missing from the picture is entropy; the tendency toward greater entropy establishes an effective 'direction of time' that correlates with our perceived sense of time passing. We see eggs break rather than spontaneously forming from broken pieces. We can conceive of physical trajectories that would 'reform an egg' due to reversibility, but in ...


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As a real (in a sense: of human reality, as opposed to conceptualizations) interface or meeting point between the future and the past, the present does not exist; it is an abstraction. Ontological time is backward: future precedes past. This is the same truth as "existence precedes essense", only expressed in terms of temporality, and the crux is that the ...


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You ask whether there is such a thing as "the present". Presumably, you are asking whether or not "the present" is a quantifiable, identifiable period in "time", presupposing that there is an objective, linear flow of time in a line from past, possibly through the present, towards the future. That is, the question assumes the universe is three dimensional ...


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