How our brains create time (Humans)

by Balance_Maintained @, U.S.A., Tuesday, July 09, 2019, 21:04 (72 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: No organism but humans see time. It exists only for us and is real only for us. It only exists in our heads.

dhw: So you really do believe that there is no such objective reality as before and after, cause and effect? Try standing in front of a moving bus.

DAVID: Of course I do, but we are again discussing apples and oranges. Of course there is sequential time, but it is an immaterial concept of the human mind as it analyzes a real sequence.

dhw: If the sequence is real, then it is clearly absurd to say that “our brains create time”! Our brains name, describe and try to explain realities of all kinds, and the sequence of time is one of them.


Our brain names the sequence as time. That is still a concept. Of course the sequence is real. The real question still is: is 'time' in space-time real or use of a concept entering it as a fourth dimension?

Or is it a higher consciousness that is defining time?

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What is the purpose of living? How about, 'to reduce needless suffering. It seems to me to be a worthy purpose.


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