More future or past?
Is there more future or more past?’
Chloe Warrner 9.3 Sempringham – well done!
There is more past, because the past will never be the future but the future will always end up in the past. What maybe the future to us will be the past for lives of people in years to come. Future is only relevent to yourself, it is only something that is going to be in the future but will end up in the past. The Future is always the past as it will always be the past for the lives of people in years to come. So there is no such thing as Future, Only past.
Alex Chadwick, 13.9 Sempringham – well done!
I would make the argument that there is exactly the same amount of both: none. This is because neither can be said to truly 'exist' in any way. Any evidence for the past relies on us being presented with something in the present, and being asked to make the link that this was 'caused' by something in the past. This is true for memory, or for fossils or anything else. A picture of someone is just dots on a page, a bone of a dinosaur is just bone, there is no proof that the picture was ever 'taken' or the dinosaur ever moved. All they really are is things in the present, but we rely on cause and effect to make the link that these are things from the past. All evidence from the future generally stems from us believing in the past, and the implying that there will be more, but ultimately, we have no proof of that, since no message can 'travel back' in time. Ultimately, everything happens in the present, never the past, and never the future.
Therefore the past and future are simply concepts we use to convey the idea of previous or future states of the universe, but neither represent any true, or certainly enumerable quantity. All we ultimately can say, is that there is an awful lot of present.