In the post “It’s about Time” on this blog, following E. Kant “Critique of Pure Reason” a conjecture was put forward that time-space, may in fact not exist as a part of external objective reality but rather is simply a way, a method of perceiving reality of sensed events. Consequently a question arises. If time and space does not objectively exist but instead they are merely tools utilized to describe sense-perceived phenomena, can we use some other perception tools to replace our built-in time-space aesthetics?
In context of our intelligibility debate, It is only appropriate to address one of most unintelligible theory in history of modern science, theory of relativity (TR) which models and conclusions defy common human comprehension. Does relativity describe objective reality or it is just a mathematical construct conceived in our mind alone, forcing on us into conclusions conflicted with our built-in comfortable, innate understanding of concepts of time and space (see previous posts). The theory of relativity, developed with poor, deficient input from our sense perceptions, challenging us to confront new worldview with nothing absolute or reliable to hold on to. Instead we are forced into “subjective reality” dependent of individual observer.
In previous post (It’s About Time) I put forward conjecture that time and space may be merely a faculty of our mind dedicated to inception of comprehensible narratives about sense perceived abstract class entity(es) called “matter” or more widely, material reality(es). But before we could proceed into our metaphysics of reality, risking of loosing my reader, I suggest that we pause a little to inquire more sincerely upon our transcendental mind, which underlies the above question.
It’s hard to find anyone who would have fundamental problem accepting common meaning of time. We need it. We need our future and our past. What is interesting is that no one is asking why we so easy accept it and use it as a fundamental element of our perception and what we would call “understanding” of world around us, which we describe as our “reality”.
What if, time is so fundamental to our lives, that we had to invent it.