Does everything have an "end"?

Posted by: PetersSmith

Does everything come to an end eventually? Or are some things eternal?

  • Yes, everything must come to an end. Life, love, friendships, the good things, and the universe itself. Nothing is permanent in this wicked world; embrace death.

  • No, some things are everlasting. Some things are eternal. However, all bad things can continue forever. Time, the universe, some things can be infinite; sometimes never changing. Whatever choices you make, whatever details you alter, some things can't come to an end.

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  • We live in the present, the past is just memories of the presents past. Therefore there is no past just a concept of many nows gone by. Everything must end, or maybe not.

  • Yes because time is not infinite

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Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T14:45:16.8802523-05:00
What happens in the past, stays in the past forever. Your actions, your decisions, your thoughts, last forever in the past. If one was able to look into the past they would find them there, never leaving. The past is the one thing that last forever even after the heat death of the universe the past will still exist.
Renegader says2015-04-20T14:53:53.2339369-05:00
No it actually won't
PetersSmith says2015-04-20T14:54:53.1390321-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: I don't think that would be true because whatever happened in the past ended, considering that you can't go back in time. Besides, if the universe ended then time would end.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T14:59:04.9362261-05:00
Time doesn't end, it stops. The past stays the same.
PetersSmith says2015-04-20T15:00:13.7322261-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: Time can end if what allows time to exist ends. And the past can't be repeated in a literal sense. The past ended in the past.
Renegader says2015-04-20T15:02:50.9678876-05:00
No that is not true at all. All matter and space-time would collapse into a dimensionless singularity. Nothing lasts forever.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:05:27.0336903-05:00
The earth was formed about 4.5 billion years ago. Even if the earth was destroyed tomorrow, it still formed 4.5 billion years ago. You can destroy all evidence of it existing yet it still formed 4.5 billion years ago. No matter what, the past exist.
PetersSmith says2015-04-20T15:07:10.3945022-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: Yes, but in the universe the earth being destroyed wouldn't be a concept. The past is technically a human creation, where only we can comprehend that things happened in the past. The past existed and it wouldn't be immortalized if no one was around to acknowledge it as having happened.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:09:37.0822425-05:00
Things exist even without humans. Math still would exist, science would still exist, the past would still exist. These things don't need to be remembered or even noticed, but they exist, they have influence, and they matter.
PetersSmith says2015-04-20T15:11:02.6799912-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: Emphasis on exist. Things would only exist in the present and in the future. The past existed.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:13:56.9643084-05:00
You do realize that the past exist, it is a preset to the present. If the past didn't exist, by default the present would not exist except for maybe empty space and a bunch of quantum particles.
PetersSmith says2015-04-20T15:15:02.3131273-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: I don't think you're understanding the concept here.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:18:02.5722828-05:00
Well it isn't clearly spelled out, whole lot of gray area. If you are trying to get across a concept then you need to be more frank.
PetersSmith says2015-04-20T15:19:12.2735296-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: I think I'm being pretty clear.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:19:56.8674084-05:00
Well, maybe I am just dense. Try a little harder.
PetersSmith says2015-04-20T15:20:31.9567084-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: I don't feel obligated to.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:22:55.8531990-05:00
What if I ask you to explain more, again.
PetersSmith says2015-04-20T15:24:10.9605253-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: You can "ask" whatever you want, but no man commands me.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:24:46.3150321-05:00
What if I ask nicely. Please.
PetersSmith says2015-04-20T15:25:31.4807604-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: I also don't appreciate groveling. Punishable by death.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:27:50.1188491-05:00
If you want to kill me, you have to take a ticket, there are like 20 people ahead of you.
PetersSmith says2015-04-20T15:28:32.0987182-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: I get to bypass lines by going the express route.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:29:30.5210927-05:00
You would still be behind the person who wants to commit a genocide against me and my family.
Kreakin says2015-04-20T15:30:13.3334195-05:00
How do we know time is even running forwards?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:30:37.6720437-05:00
It seems you get annoyed by groveling. I would like to try out this new art of annoying, I wonder how annoying I can be with groveling.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:31:36.9751647-05:00
"How do we know time is even running forwards?" Physics.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:31:46.3520052-05:00
Well macro physics.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:32:08.8497822-05:00
Quantum physics, it kind of runs both ways in a way.
PetersSmith says2015-04-20T15:32:08.9433846-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: That person wouldn't be there because genocide is the killing of those of a particular ethnic group or nation.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:33:48.3127452-05:00
How annoying can I be by groveling? Lets start with, pretty please with a cherry on top explain what is the concept you are trying to make.
PetersSmith says2015-04-20T15:35:31.6799963-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: Keep it up and you will learn to fear me.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:39:08.7699994-05:00
PetersSmith, I already fear you and many other people. For petes sake I got beaten up by a two year old twice. Yet despite fear, I do not ever stop until I decide to do something else. People have told me to shut up or they will kill me, yet I do not shut up.
PetersSmith says2015-04-20T15:40:50.5211750-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: Then you should learn to hold your tongue lest you get hurt. Don't enter fights you can't win.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:42:10.1380170-05:00
I don't care if I get beat up, I am not going to leave someone threaten me into censorship, I rather die, and thus the reason why I don't care much about death threats.
PetersSmith says2015-04-20T15:43:17.9911573-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: And you should also think rationally. Where people usually have a lot more bark than bite.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-20T15:46:10.3789788-05:00
If I expect a bite and it doesn't come, then I lose nothing.

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