from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Independent of time; timeless.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unaffected by time; timeless; permanent or unchanging.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Free from time relations or limitations; timeless.
Many great minds have invested hours, years, careers and lifetimes debating whether God is within time (temporal), above and beyond time -- timeless (atemporal) -- or on God's own time (omnitemporal).
History was treated as an atemporal free-for-all, even by magazine designers Wet Magazine, by April Greiman and Jayme Odgers.
As novelist William Gibson has said, music is perhaps the most atemporal of artistic endeavors.
Taken together, "God's Grandeur" is a brilliant Thomist argument about the significance of an atemporal God in a temporal world.
If the conventional narrative is an arc and the cyclic narrative a circle, the cubist narrative is a polygon with every moment a facet, the narrative to be understand from an atemporal perspective, as a whole -- as if, in stepping back from a cubist painting we suddenly see it resolve into the representation that it is.
— Feynman style — is a very different matter from asking the atemporal question: “What does Google do when I input the search term ‘fourteenth century?’”
Now let me tell you how the atemporal Richard Feynman approaches this.
The atemporal Richard Feynman is not very paper-friendly, because he lives in a network culture.
Whereas, the atemporal Feynman would respond: ‘It’s worse than that.
So it occurs to the atemporal Feynman that he may, or may not, have a problem.
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