Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Is it true that the trashcan's definition isn't fluid?

Since it is not living it doesn't seem as dynamic as a person, certainly. But, at a microscopic level I think the trashcan is changing constantly too. Over time, factors such as air, water, friction, etc will remove molecules from the trashcan and wear parts down. At the same time, sedements, dirt, chemicals, etc settle on the trashcan and become part of it.

So really, its composition is not constant either...

3 Comments:

Blogger Joel K said...

The Trash Can might be changing in a sense that different factors come into contact with it. The Tashcan itself consists of certain matter e.g. plastic, metal. So no matter how many factors come into contact with it, the matter that constitutes it remains constant.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Undercover Sheep said...

Another question:

Does time exist to inanimate objects? We use time to make sense of change, but it is a concept that is pretty much invented. Time is not a tangible "thing". When we say we "move through time", we are not really moving through it, we are just changing at a constant rate. If we could "move through" time, we would be able to go into the past and the future.

9:56 PM  
Blogger linford86 said...

Time is not a human construct. It was not invented by mankind. It's a part of physics; it's a part of the way the universe works. So does time exist for inanimate objects? The answer is most certainly yes - unless you hold the belief that physics is a product of the human imagination.

5:52 PM  

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