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Re: Unusual time / causality / worldviews (natlang/conlang)

From:Rodlox <rodlox@...>
Date:Monday, February 7, 2005, 20:56
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From: "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>
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Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: Unusual time / causality / worldviews (natlang/conlang)

> On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 12:15:12PM -0800, Sai Emrys wrote: > > > 2. we remember the past, but not the future > > > > ... not [necessarily] a feature of external reality, though. Could be > > just an oddness of our biology. > > Right, which is why I listed it as a separate arrow. If, however, it > does turn out to be an effect of the same cause as entropy increase, > which there is mounting experimental evidence to support, then it's not > a biological quirk; it would, in fact, be physically impossible to build > a memory that works in the direction of decreasing entropy.
of course, if you're crafting a conlang for a being that can move through time like a Q (from Star Trek) or experiences history like a traeki (from David Brin's Brightness Reef books), then you might have something for it.