*Kat* wrote:People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff.
I have an actual theory (as in not just a joke at least) that time is a local entropic anisotropy in the phase-space of possible worlds, such that time lines (plural) radiate out from local entropic minima, and the transworld "present" consists of all points in the phase-space equidistant from the local minimum as the indexical point (i.e. this one). The last time I tried describing this to someone, I got to a phrase along the lines "so while most people assume that the present is some kind of point moving along in a linear progression from a single past to a single future, it's actually more like...", when the person I was talking to finished me off with "...a big ball, of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey... stuff." Given that a collection of points equidistant from some point in a space could well be described as a "ball", I thought it was hilariously appropriate.
Also, I am disappointed that BHG's phone box shaped time machine doesn't go WHOORP WHOORP when he uses it.