TIME POLYMORPHISM 1)3)
Time is perceived. As such it is essentially a bio-psychological phenomenon. However time perceptions are very different, appearently in accordance with what is observed.
R.K. BALANDIN (as quoted by V.V. NALIMOV, 1985, p. 179) notes V.I. VERNADSKY's observations, according to whom there are three basic different types of time perception:
- in the radioactive processes of decay of atoms we perceive a "time of destruction "(it should be added that this time is not arithmetical, but semi-logarithmic)"
- in many processes, there are periodic (and sometimes appearently perrenial) returns to the initial state. This is a kind of rotation of time"
- in the evolution of living creatures we register a kind of "creation and development time"
Balandin wrote: "VERNADSKY frequently wrote about the unity of space-time: each type of space possesses its own time. In other words, each geological object has its own time scale(V.V. NALIMOV, 1985, p.. 45)
Nalimov also quotes H.H. PATTEE who (in C.H. WADDINGTON (ed. 1968) signals the existence of a catalytic time (related to enzyme's activity); a cellular reproduction time; an organism development time; an individual generation time; an ecological succession time and an evolutionary time.
Moreover all these authors seem to overlook EINSTEIN' s relativistic concept of time. The meaning of time from the thermodynamic viewpoint remains yet also obscure.
The ongoing search for the supposedly fundamental basic unit of time at the micro-, nano-, pico-, etc., level adds still another element to this conundrum.
As a (provisional) conclusion, it seems obvious from this quite confusing panorama, that there is still something very fundamental missing in our understanding of time. It is however clearly a problem of perception and consciousness (HUSSERL)
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