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Does time really exist?
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20 / F / In an Igloo
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Posted 4/12/11
We were talking about adverbs catorgys like place/space, time and how in my writing class and my friend said this...

" Time does not exist, it is just a measure of the past, present and future."
He made me think about this the rest of class.


What do you think of this?



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In my mind time is just a way to describe passing moments.

But a interesting idea that has been shown to be true, is that as something approaches the speed of light, "time" for that object slows down. This was show at the cern supercollider. So in a sense time does exist. Over all though, an impossible question to answer.
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21 / F / The Usual Spot, J...
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figment of our imagination.
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though on a more serious note, a friend once told me "time doesn't exist, everything is just a series of cycles", food for thought
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Major_Malfunction wrote:

though on a more serious note, a friend once told me "time doesn't exist, everything is just a series of cycles", food for thought


Sounds a lot like the idea of a cyclical of nature and time from Hinduism and Buddhism. That everything that has happened will happen again. Or thats what came to my mind when I read that, I could be way off.
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It exists, but it's relative to the observer, and not necessarily linear. *Burps* Wow, that was deep...
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time was invented and therefore time exists also because we as individuals acknowledge it/accept it, in fact without "time" it would be hard to accurately describe past events or do tasks efficiently(by that i mean have a deadline) and various other things(set meetings, coordinate operations, etc) , i thought about these kind of things when i was little( around 8-10 yrs old)

you can't measure the future because it hasnt happened yet but you can use time to organize future events though
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Time is a man-made structure to organize certain meetings and events.
Just my opinion haha.
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Its something that we use to keep in-check. If I didn't have a watch I would be saying to my friends "Let's meet at dusk" and to be honest, I have no idea when that is.
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34 / M / Las Noches
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Its just something like numbers -.-' . We just describe it as time .
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like you said time is just a measure of the past, present and future. Time itself is just the word we use to describe what happened... whenever, its just a way of expressing that regardless of what we call it (you could call it smeh or zolt or whatever takes your fancy) Bottom line time clearly exists otherwise there wouldn't be a past, present or future. Which there clearly is.
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Time is perceptive, a unit of measurement. It is the fourth dimension.
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Time= abstract noun
Noun= something that does exist

Some basic deduction will state that the answer is "yes".
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Yeah you can use fancy phrasing and make the concept sound theoretical and deep but fact is time is a constant, it passed us by and will eventually leave everyone in the dust.
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