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WHO HAS THE RIGHT TIME?
FROM INTERCOURSE ON GROUNDHOG DAYS
BY DAVID ARTHUR WALTERS AND MELINA COSTELLO
September 19, 2003
Dear Madame Melina,
I often wonder, does anyone have the right time?
The application of the Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence denies the objective existence of time because it destroys the standard spatial and temporal relationships between the births and deaths or lives of different people in their complex surroundings.
By ‘standard’ I mean objective time as measured by a unit all sensible observers agree on, say a complete rotation of the Earth about her axis in space, in respect to another object in that objective space, such as the Sun.
Obviously, if I die two years after my mother dies, and I am, according to the Doctrine, reborn immediately, I could not be reborn into her world because she is only two-years old there. If I die…
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