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I was just sitting around the other day, thinking about time. Don’t know why. I was kind of rolling with the ‘time-is-a-river’ metaphor and this is what I came up with. . .

Suppose time is a river and we are are wounded bull sharks (work with me). We are being pulled through the time river upstream by a net. This net represents the present, and in front of the net is the future, behind, the past. When we die, we fall through the net and leave the present. In this model, travel to the past is impossible because, due to our wounds, we are unable to propel ourselves with the necessary speed to get water flowing through our gills and, therefore, suffocate without motion. However, if we are able to pull ourselves to the front of the net or we find a method of locomotion, we can move forward to the future. In the real world, the modus operandi is found in approaching the speed of light, which, admittedly, is quite a difficult feat for an injured bull shark.

Illustrations to come.

EDIT: Here’s a very informative picture with very pretty colors!

I like thinking of myself as a bull shark. Not too uppity about being wounded though.

Sharks through Time

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Written by Drew Wellman

03/12/2009 at 1:32 AM

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