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#31 Moonglow181

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Posted July 30 2016 - 07:55 AM

I mean is it a way we as a human species measure things. Ask an animal how old they are. they don't know or get that concept. Ask them how many years ago 2012 was...again...not a measuring concept for them.....What time is it, Moxy? What do you mean time?...Oh, it is time for me to eat.....lol


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#32 guerillabedlam

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Posted July 30 2016 - 08:06 AM

 Ask them how many years ago 2012 was...again...not a measuring concept for them.....What time is it, Moxy? What do you mean time?...Oh, it is time for me to eat.....lol

 

Lol @ time for me to eat...

 

In regards to the 2012 point, there are many humans you can ask that question to on different calendar systems, where that question might be unintelligible or certainly very different from what we'd perceive as the 'correct' answer.

 

Keeping in line with other measuring concepts, it's kind of the same vein of US measuring techniques vs metric.


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#33 penguinsfan13

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Posted August 01 2016 - 06:33 PM


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#34 penguinsfan13

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Posted August 01 2016 - 06:37 PM

or for the answer you are more likely to find on this site...........

 


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Posted August 01 2016 - 07:02 PM

You are incorrect....gravity does not slow down time.  Time moves the same on the space station as is does on Earth, thus disproving your statement.



#36 penguinsfan13

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Posted August 01 2016 - 07:20 PM

i really doubt brian cox is reading these forms, although i would love to see that interaction.


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Posted August 03 2016 - 02:12 AM

You are incorrect....gravity does not slow down time.  Time moves the same on the space station as is does on Earth, thus disproving your statement.

 

 

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Posted August 04 2016 - 03:12 AM

I mean is it a way we as a human species measure things. Ask an animal how old they are. they don't know or get that concept. Ask them how many years ago 2012 was...again...not a measuring concept for them.....What time is it, Moxy? What do you mean time?...Oh, it is time for me to eat.....lol

 

Time is also a way to measure things, but it doesn't stop there (obviously). There is both the concept of time and there is this thing like getting old and erosion etc. etc. which is not just a concept or measurement but just somethng we are all subject to wether we are a human, a dog, a worm or a piece of stone.



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Posted August 04 2016 - 04:54 AM

Time is also a way to measure things, but it doesn't stop there (obviously). There is both the concept of time and there is this thing like getting old and erosion etc. etc. which is not just a concept or measurement but just somethng we are all subject to wether we are a human, a dog, a worm or a piece of stone.

 

Aging and erosion are definitely concepts and can be measured by time...

 

I got a vague notion that you are suggesting something along the lines of entropy being a aspect of time, but care to clarify what you mean?


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Posted August 04 2016 - 05:19 AM

I am stating the obvious that the word time is ment for 2 different things. 1) it is the term used as a way to measure things (year, hour etc.), but 2) time is also something that is evidently occuring even if no one in the universe would observe it. How are we certain of that? Because things like erosion, planets turning around suns and change of seasons, etc. etc. would also happen without anyone/thing in the world to observe it/invent a concept for it. Now, even if we could credit gravity mainly for the fact that these happenings are occuring, the fact that a planet looks like this one time and like that some time later (due to their position to the sun, or due to erosion for example) even if there's no one to observe it :P makes it evident time (whatever it exactly is) exists outside human thought/concept as well.


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