108 Is the passage of time progress?

Mind games help us stretch our thinking—out of complacency and pat answers. Today we study time, space, and life forms above humans. The progress of the individual is different from the progress of the species and there is ever increasing complexity.
The article may be a bit poetic. At the end, we feel small enough to think that we do not know it all.

93 How to be more than infinite

Simple infinity Three articles, beginning with article 50, describe life as an ascending progression from one order to another. A person grows at each step. Birth and death look like end points, but in the whole story they are points on an infinite line. In mathematics a line extends infinitely in both directions and any lesser portion is a ray (one fixed end point) or a line segment (two fixed end points). Mortality is a segment. Several word games are possible. Can one thing be more infinite than another? That sounds oxymoronic—the words don’t fit together. On the other hand, …

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72 More Mind Games

I’m not letting go of eternal life! The mind games of article 61 and article 62 continue to haunt me and beckon me to exist forever. Let us add one more thought to those articles. Metaphysics of eternal existence The articles together probe existence beyond physical manifestation. This follows Plato’s form of the good in which an idea extends without, or before and after, the presence of a tangible object. Existence extends beyond physical matter. Inadequacy of physical resurrection The articles recognize that the simplistic appeal of physical resurrection is not an answer to end all questions. What we now …

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62 Eternal life

What I am now could have been described before I was born (article 61). That description is not predestination. Superhuman powers did not inescapably determine my present state. There was a necessary and irreversible history leading up to now. It did not depend on foreknowledge. My assertion is only that I could have been described beforehand, establishing timeless existence in concept before birth. Tuesday’s article further observed that a concept does not end when its physical manifestation and its human memory are extinguished. My spiritual concept also has timeless existence after my death. A fact is true before and after …

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