David Hume’s pocket watch*, found in the creek behind my barn. Photo credit:  E.Chaffee

The time date 21:11 12/21 2012 of the Mayan long-count calendar cannot freeze the universe in time. Here are some thoughts on why not:


* 22.  A man finding a watch or any other machine in a desert island, would conclude that there had once been men in that island.  And here it is constantly supposed that there is a connection between the present fact and that which is inferred from it.

~ An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.  By Sir David Hume.

Or perhaps it was Rousseau’s watch, which he threw away in winter of 1750?

Confessions Book 8, OEuvres, I, 363.

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