2007-08-12

Philosophy of space & time

In the Old Testament book Ecclesiastes, thought to have been written by Solomon (970–928 BCE), time (as the Hebrew word עת ’êth is often translated, as well as "season") was traditionally regarded as a medium for the passage of predestined events. (Another word, זמן zman, was current as meaning time fit for an event, and is used as the modern Hebrew equivalent to the English word "time".)

There is an appointed time (zman) for everything. And there is a time (’êth) for every event under heaven–
A time (’êth) to give birth, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted.
A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to tear down, and a time to build up.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
A time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to shun embracing.
A time to search, and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep, and a time to throw away.
A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; A time to be silent, and a time to speak.
A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace.


– Ecclesiastes 3:1–8

With me currently re-vamping the look-and-feel of Dante's blog, I find myself running out of
time, 
especially the time to laugh.

p/s: Sorry for the Blogroll links people, it'll be up anytime soon.

3 comments:

dante said...

u lost time to laugh? gimme a break, u seldom laugh.

n@t said...

nice site, amanda. didn't know u could write.

TheMalaysianLife said...

I tried reading about time and space and I could understand up to newton's concept of time and einstein's theory of time. Further than that Im confused. Anyhow, thanks for visiting by blog. I update often so hope to see your profile there again. Cheers.

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