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Usmcfink (Usmcfink)
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Posted on Friday, November 28, 2008 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This could turn out to be easy...we'll see. Either way, we can have some fun along the way! =)

I do not start, nor do I end. I have already occurred and have not yet come to pass.
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Hmmm interesting puzzle statement...

Are any of the following relevant? Weather systems? Economic Cycles? Demographic shifts? Anything else that could be described as cyclical?

Is I tangible?
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Hmmm interesting puzzle statement...Thanks =)

Are any of the following relevant? Weather systems? Economic Cycles? Demographic shifts? None of these. Anything else that could be described as cyclical? There are many views...but this is not the commonly held view.

Is I tangible?No, I am not.
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Nothing?
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Nothing? I guess that depends...but I would say that this is not the case. You're OTRT though.
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Existentialism relevant?

Philosophy relevant?

Is it life, the universe, and everything?

Cognizance?
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Existentialism relevant? Not so much.

Philosophy relevant? I came upon this obvious property of an obvious thing while continuing work on my final paper for ancient and medieval philosophy this morning. Knowing the topic of my paper, although interesting, would not help solve this puzzle.

Is it life, the universe, and everything? I am a shared property of all of these, but I am none of them.

Cognizance? Depends how you mean it. If you mean cognizance like a marking, or as judicial recognition, then no. If knowledge and awareness, noish or no.
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Quarks, gluons, or quantum physics relevant?
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Quarks, gluons, or quantum physics relevant? I'm sure I am a property of these as well, but I am much easier to understand.
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Time?
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I avoided that as a potentially too-common-to-be-correct answer; I hope that's not it. =~
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Life? Evolution? Reality? Creation?
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Time? Very relevant, but not exactly. Explore more.

I avoided that as a potentially too-common-to-be-correct answer; I hope that's not it. =~ Heh, no. It's easy, but not THAT easy =)

Life? Noish Evolution? No Reality? Noish Creation? No
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Oh, I forgot to mention that the clue from the puzzle title has been uncovered by Arek Fu. The hint was the last lyrics of the first line of the rolling stones' - time is on my side. Finding that line would have led you to time, and that is most revealing hint that could be given in this puzzle. That's it for now!
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Universe relevant? Cosmology? Space? Space-Time continuum? History? Light? Certain period of time? Anything to do with Einstein's theories?
Religion relevant? God?
So, nothing and time are both OTRT?
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Universe relevant? Cosmology? Space? Space-Time continuum? History? Light? Certain period of time? Yes! Work off this one for best results. Anything to do with Einstein's theories?
Religion relevant? God?
So, nothing and time are both OTRT? nothing was on the right track because it is intangible and more of a conceptual idea. Time is far closer to being correct than nothing.
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The Spanish Inquisition relevant?
So time is on your side?
Was this expected?
Are you an obvious quality of an obvious thing?
Are any of these relevant:
Free will?
Chaos theory?
Who?
What?
I don't know?
Why?
Because?
Nobody?
Tomorrow?
Today?
I don't give a darn?
The past?
The future?
Last Thursday?
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The Spanish Inquisition relevant? I was there. But no, it's not.
So time is on your side? Yes it is!
Was this expected? One would never expect me, but never be surprised at me.
Are you an obvious quality of an obvious thing? I am.
Are any of these relevant:
Free will? Kinda.
Chaos theory? not so much...but it chaos theory couldn't exist if I didn't.
Who?
What?
I don't know?
Why?
Because?
Nobody?
Tomorrow?Yup, I'll be there.
Today?I'm here too
I don't give a darn?Could be. If you didn't, I'd be there.
The past?
The future? ^^ Hey, you found some of my cousins!
Last Thursday? I was there...and what a Thursday!
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OK, so let me get this straight. I pick up the ball and throw it to Who, Who throws it to What, What throws it to I don't know, triple play. Another guy gets up and hits a long fly ball to Because. Why? I don't know. He's on third... and I don't give a darn!


If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?
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OK, so let me get this straight. I pick up the ball and throw it to Who, Who throws it to What, What throws it to I don't know, triple play. Another guy gets up and hits a long fly ball to Because. Why? I don't know. He's on third... and I don't give a darn! Haha, I love it! That was just referenced in a Studio 60 episode I recently re-watched =)


If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me? As you cannot leave me I have no need to remember you. Even if I did have a need, I have no memory.
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It's the present.
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How has the present already occurred?
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Or, for that matter, not yet come to pass? I must be thinking of a different present than you are.
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What used to be the present is now the past, it has occurred. Future events will become present events when that time comes.
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Indeed. But it's not the present. It will be at some point, but that does not change the fact that it isn't. The past was, at one point, the present, but that doesn't change the fact that it is, currently, not the present.
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It's like a self-referential paradox. The present is only the present when it is the present. Most presents have never been the present before, and it is unlikely that any past presents will ever be the present again, so to use a term like "the present" to refer to what was at one point the present or what will be the present is like saying every lateral thinking puzzle that Nimue's current lateral puzzles have already been solved, yet not yet posted because at some point all of her previous puzzles have been current, and all of her future puzzles will be current at some point. That is, the present is an unperson. ++ungood. Rectify.
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I enjoy the paradox docta, but vagary has led me to a...

******************SPOILER*****************

When writing this puzzle I was thinking of instants, more specifically the paradox of the arrow. Realizing that the arrow exists always in the "now" and that instant. I am not going to write my entire paper here, but...vagary was correct. What is now right now is not now any longer and what is not yet now will come to pass.

Thanks for playing. Check out my other puzzles! The "Racism hurts one hasn't gotten much attention, and it's quite a fun conclusion. No paradoxical nature to that one ;)

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