Paradox

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The number of breaking intervals between bow and target should go on endlessly?
A favorite illustration of mine is the Zeno paradox. The one that tells of the impossibility of motion. The movement from A to B seems all fine till you add intervals to it, like miles and meters, or time. Let’s say you have a 100 meters from home to your bookstore, you must first walk half the distance, 50 meters, but wait, first you must walk half of that, 25 meters, and there you go. Half of everything and so on. This paradox is presented in the riddle of the hare (or Achilles) racing the turtle with its head start making it impossible for the hare to catch up.


The bow and arrow here illustrates the smaller and smaller intervals. There are no real problems if we include even finer ones, like micrometer, molecular or even subatomic intervals. The problem lies in what happens in between these gaps or frames, like in a film. Does the arrow disappear, and mysteriously come back? Or are there more, still finer dots and breaks? My guess is the latter one, even finer dots, and here is one part of the paradox, it seems to suggest we must have infinitely many. How can flow of motion otherwise take place, and likewise flow of time? On the other hand why do we "have" time if it is impossible in the first place (video). The arrow can never reach its target since it requires an infinite number of time frames.


So I turn to relativity, and the photon

Our measurements suggests, a single light photon/wave, starting from the sun, to travel and reach our earth, takes ca ten minutes. Or for the fun, ca 10 revolves around our globe in one second. Fast indeed. But this is from our point of view, our human relative vantage point to the photon. Let's now say you are that photon. How long would it take for you to journey from the sun to earth? No time! Congratulations, you have reached "absolute speed", like absolute zero. You don't have to bother going "faster" than the speed of light. It is no longer necessary, you can therefor be anywhere, "anytime" (no time) as a photon. Back to our human perspective, we would think that playing with the CERN particle accelerator, photons can reach speeds beyond the light. That is a mere misconception. The photon is happily anywhere anytime, remember.

Many names for our dearest Absolute

Any type of measuring of distance intervals, time cycles or oscillations that wish to bypass its own paradox and become wholly complete must be infinite. No additional paradox I say, where 'paradox' in a traditional cognitive context is a finite semantic, logic and mathematical scale (nomenclature or the map is not the territory), so we must go past these finite thought patterns. Infinite ”numbers” on a scale suggest no scale no more, we have reached The Absolute. Absolute speed is absolute rest. The absolute substrate in axis mundi, the zero point, the singularity, the uncertainty principle, the Great potential, Zen, the silence after a-u-m, oneness ... and symptomatically infinitely more suggestions


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