“time ≈ ƒ (…..) ”
“There’s no time, only moments.
There’s no path, only steps.” (2015)
The above is ancient (and, indeed, very common) observation. In India first the Buddhist and then the Jains and Carvakas claimed that appearances (i.e. time and matter, and so space) lasted only for a moment. Democritus, followed by Epicurus, spread the same basic message in Greece with the Theory of Atoms (and the void). Heraclitus said: “You can’t step into the same river twice.”
All appearances, both physical and formal, are momentary, therefore transitory. To ‘continue’ to appear they have to be re-activated. This happens by means of contact @c (thus: ‘1c2 is’ a quantum of realness = an atom). Therefore all (seemingly stable) continuous appearances are (unstable) dynamic functions. If an appearance is not continuously activated (by contact) it fades (and dies). It grows, declines and/or changes form depending on the contacts it makes.
A single moment (or point, and which is random, actually happening as collision of 2 random events) happens prior to time, hence ‘cannot be grasped.’ Time begins with the 2nd moment.
Each appearance, simple or complex, constitutes an entire world (or reality). A bio-unit, such as the human, contacts and so processes several trillion such worlds/realities every second of that human’s personal time frame. Only about 15 to 20 such worlds appear in a given observer’s consciousness during a second of his personal time frame.