AnthonyR wrote:What, if anything, does Buddhism say about the linearity of time? In other words, is it possible to be reborn in a time prior to your current life?
AnthonyR wrote:That's what I figured. I was curious because the topic is discussed seriously in some scientific circles...
Monsoon wrote:Without an observer there is no time of which to speak.
Really? I thought they all agreed that the arrow of time only points one way, and concepts like entropy would be meaningless if it didn't.
I never heard in my nevertheless limited reading any story or experience of time going backward
AnthonyR wrote:I never heard in my nevertheless limited reading any story or experience of time going backward
It has been proven that time slows down as speed increases. It is predicted that time comes to a complete stop as one crosses the event horizon of a black hole. Once one enters a black hole, the laws of physics as we know them break down. Some have carried this farther to predict that time actually goes backward as one goes deeper into a black hole. In this case, it may be that effect can precede cause. Of course, all of this is pure theory at this point. Another theory is that there are multiple universes, each with its own laws of physics. It could be that in some of those universes, time flows backward. Again, this is pure theory.
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