Sighs of relief from those of you who are tired of my esoteric wanderings through notions of Time/time/Tempus. But it’s not quite the end of the posts, I have one or two more before I set you free.
How can Time end? If it is a concept whose existence depends on individuals being conscious enough of sequences of events, that they can perceive change, it cannot have begun nor can it end. If all highly conscious beings were to vanish from the earth would there be any time? Would the experience of warm seasons after cold, wet after dry, lead to any such concept as time in the average rabbit or owl?
If Time once began, what was before it? If time will end, what will come after it?
Answers on a postcard please.