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  •  Don't mean to be redundant, but some people (2+ / 0-)
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    Larsstephens, Calamity Jean

    have no sense of time as being made up of events in a specific sequence. It's as if sequence were a variable that just doesn't appear in some programs.
    So, these people exist in an ineffable present, in the moment, except their moment is their whole lives.

    It shows up in people suffering from senile dementia and accounts for what is called "confabulation," where all memories are simultaneous, including what other people were heard to say. People will report conversations with the long dead as if they just occurred because they have no sense of time having passed.

    Some people get very upset when sequence is made a big issue, as in the O.J. Simpson trial, where there just wasn't enough time for him to have done what was alleged in the order in which events occurred.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 12:52:01 PM PDT

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