future/past present time paradox by shadowlea

future/past present time paradox by 

If we say that the future does not exist yet, we can say also that the past does not exist anymore. In this case, we can say that we as observers exist only in the present. The present has no duration and we, as observers, approximate our temporal position by extrapolating a coherent intersection of what we know from the past with what we expect from the future.

Therefore, the present has no positive attributes itself and relies only on the information granted by the non-existent past and the non-existent future.


“People like us who believe in physics know

that the distinction between the past, the present
and the future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion"
Albert Einstein

using bryce,poser photoshop

Love art, have done some travelling, enjoy meeting people who have open minds and question the world they live in…..and their place in it….

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  • strawberries
    strawberriesalmost 3 years ago

    wicked work!

  • thanks strawberries appreciate the wicked as this one might send one down that path lol

    – shadowlea

  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkalmost 3 years ago

    love this irene..i think alot about your question ..today quite a bit.. the past ..hmmm the present..is it?..and the future ..has it been already.. for me, i believe the past is gone yes, but if we a a human race want to continue in this gift of life the we must learn from yesterday and in what i see we dont get that part…we still have wars… omnipotence in thought and greed..so, i look at the future and believe that when the energies of the people become balanced then we will understand how this circle works…
    i think you will like this http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/through-the-worm...

    have a great day irene..thank you for the morning thoughts..

  • thanks so much for your thoughts on this Terri, this is one I ponder on often too, so intriguing because there are so many theories and yet it remains a fascinating enigma…and thanks for the link on a quick over view I found it very interesting, will have to get back to it, tomorrow as it is past the witching hour here 12.00pm

    – shadowlea

  • Revenant
    Revenantalmost 3 years ago

    To quote the immortal words of “Kung Fu Panda”, surely one of the deepest works of philosophy ever crafted:

    Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow a promise, but today is a gift, which is why we call it “the present”.

    Alas, IMHO, all bollocks. What we refer to as the present is a delayed perception by the brain of external stimuli now in the past.

    You might take a different view if you research the strong anthropic principle, the metaphor of the cave, Derrida (pop-philosophy IMO) and phenomenology in general. For even more fun (and understanding), get drunk, watch Kung Fu Panda to understand its deep, deep relevance to the human condition and then try saying “phenomenology” three times very quickly. I did. Most illuminating, but not as much as your impressive art work.

  • Thanks will take your advice but being a one pot screamer Knowing my luck I will pass out in the middle of it all…….so will omit the drink….appreciate your view though…if only I could tap a little more than the said 1/10 of the brain that we use it would be useful……but then again knowing all there is to know about everything might become a bit boring too……I like to have a little challenge once in a while…

    – shadowlea

  • Revenant
    Revenantalmost 3 years ago

    Sorry, it’s called the Allegory of the Cave in English. I was thinking in Greek.

  • thanks again Stefan and appreciate your compliment too….cheers

    – shadowlea

  • JonnisArt
    JonnisArtalmost 3 years ago

    Again a stunning creation, wonderful.

  • thanks Jonnis for the great compliment very much appreciated

    – shadowlea

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago

    Errrrrrr….???? Run that by me again ;o)

  • don’t think I can go back and repeat it again lol Kira,

    – shadowlea

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 3 years ago

    Outstanding creation , your wonderous imagination soooooooooo Rocks dear Irene

  • thanking you very much for your thoughts on this LoveringArts

    – shadowlea

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 3 years ago

    Excellent work, Irene

  • appreciate your saying so tori, thanks very much

    – shadowlea

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago

    06-05-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • thanks for this great compliment and honour Kira

    – shadowlea

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonalmost 3 years ago

    WOW! Awesome work, Irene! The artwork is truly Brilliant (!) and I love the thought provoking text! Instant Fave for sure!

  • thanks so much for this feature Nadya and fav. appreciate the great honour

    – shadowlea

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