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3.4 The metaphor of time flow


A similar debate also exists on the concept whether time flows or not. Certain philosophers emphasize that the flow of time is an illusion, a faulty metaphor and time flows only in subjective sense but not in objective sense. Many physicists also accept this viewpoint. On the other hand, there is dynamic theory of time, where time flow is regarded to be objective, a feature of our mind-independent reality. This conception is very popular among philosophers. Once again, one can observe that there is no consensus among those who believe in these theories and belief is being stressed in matters that are beyond the paradigm of modern science to understand and conceptualize. A similar divergent approach exists to conceptualize whether time is linear or circular in nature.