iSoul In the beginning is reality

Direction and time

The measurement of the length of a motion follows the course of motion at its own pace. It is a measurement of something passive, and the motion may be past when the measurement takes place.

Cartesian space lacks direction. The independent axes are just coordinates that describe a passive space. The origin is arbitrary and the direction hidden in the coordinates. There are three coordinates, three dimensions to this physical space.

Motion in space is relative to an origin, and so where the motion is coming from. The wind is coming from a certain direction; that is its direction.

Modern natural science excludes teleology. There are no natural goals, no directions. Nature is passive. If there is any goal-seeking, it must come from outside nature.

The measurement of the time of a motion follows the course of motion at its pace. It is a measurement of something active, in motion while the measurement takes place.

A direction is a command and a course. Go West, young man is a course to take and a direction to follow. Trains are distinguished by their destinations. Their direction is indicated by the last stop. The goal and the direction are the same.

Motion in transportation always has a goal, a direction. Motion is physical, but the goal is part of the motion. There’s always a destination.

The destination is some distance away. It takes time to reach the destination. It makes a difference which direction is taken. There are two directions and one distance, which makes three dimensions.

Time in transportation has three dimensions. It is oriented toward the where the vehicle is going, the destination. The train is going toward a certain direction; that is its direction.

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