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Does time really exist?
Posted 4/14/11
"Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole."

I'm thinking it exists. Then again, we don't really know what exists, and what doesn't. ... Right?
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Posted 4/14/11
Time is non-physical, it is only a word in our language and a mathematical symbol in physics, it does not exist in reality. If it did, it could only be measured in decay.
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Posted 4/14/11
That's what she says
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Posted 4/14/11 , edited 4/14/11
The world is a analog place and so is natural time. Its all continuous. People try to make devices that show the world in a more digital (discrete) sort of way for it to be measured and make sense of.

In my experience. "Time" is like "love" it is something that can exist but also not exist. It is seen everyday but not really 'seen'.
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Posted 4/14/11
The continuum of time must exist or would it be possible to move with in space, when thinking of time you can think also how its measured, since we humans use certain events, and devices as a way of measuring time like one would measure distance. Saying that time doesn't exist but is purely contrived as a system to organize things such as events, or speed, would be similar to saying that space doesn't exist even though we can measure stuff with rulers. So my conclusion is that time and space are two sides of the same coin, secondly time flows kinda like a boundless river, it just keeps flowing on
However that brings up the question of when did it start? and why? Has time always existed (however without time the word always means nothing)? But even though i can't answer these things I'm still in favor of it existing
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Posted 4/14/11
People are thinking way too deep for their own good and it is actually doing worse then good.

Yes, time is something you can't "see" because it isn't physical, but sight itself is just one of the senses a human being possesses. Time is not man-made. Yes seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, etc. is a man-made measurement of time, but time itself is not. If there was NO sense of time then we wouldn't be here debating about time. There will be no sense of past, present, future. Meaning we wouldn't be born, living, or dead. Everything in the universe would have happened instantly and nothing will cease to exist.
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Posted 4/14/11 , edited 4/14/11

Still my point is proven, there is no way to actually see time unlike bactiera,

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Posted 4/14/11

kagomeroxs_2 wrote:
Still my point is proven, there is no way to actually see time unlike bactiera,


Your only point is that you can't see it, that does not mean it does not exist. Time is a measurement, it exists whether we see it or not. That's like declaring that anger isn't real because you can't see the emotion itself -- you don't see "anger", you see displays of it, like a person who is angry, the contortions of their expression or them yelling. If you;d like other examples of things that don't need to be seen to exist, take any other emotion, which you know very well exists because you have experienced them yourself. On top of that, there are other things, like microscopic things so small you can't see them under a microscope; and like oxygen.
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I stated what my friend said. I didn't say I agreed with him or not and I can agree on what your saying about really small things that exist. Like oxygen, atoms etc. They exist but we cant see them.
Posted 4/14/11

kagomeroxs_2 wrote:


Still my point is proven, there is no way to actually see time unlike bactiera,



The point I was trying to make is that just because you are unable to sense something doesn't disprove it's existence. Granted I could have chosen a better example.

Yes time is a unit of measurement, it's observable and such a significant factor that we have given it a name. It is literally impossible to run our life withoguth it, our bodies are genetically conditioned to run on time (it's called your internal body clock).
There are numerous things that can't be sensed, gravity for instance: I can't see, smell, touch or hear it but it certainly exists. Or are you gonna come up with some philosophical reel to argue that too. Before you attempt some 'deep' thinking try being a little objective first.
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Posted 4/14/11
People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey... stuff.
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Posted 4/14/11

Im not a philosophier so im not gong to come up with any more. That and i can agree to the majority of what your saying anyway so yeah.
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Posted 4/14/11 , edited 4/14/11
Time exists if you want it to. Essentially it would exist because we see the passing of time as days, months etc. Another way to look at it is that a certain element of time must exist for day to turn to night and for the sun to travel the sky. Time doesn't exist as a tangible object, like say a glass of water because we cannot manipulate it.
However to put an end to my ramblings time must exist because we watch it pass and we acknowledge its existence.
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Posted 4/14/11
It just depends on what you think. Easy as that.
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Posted 4/15/11 , edited 4/15/11
according to a law, anything that hasn't been proven doesn't exist. time is, like you said, only a measure. the fact that it hasn't been proven, coupled with the fact that despite trying so hard, over the centuries, nobody's ever succeeded in time-traveling, is good enough reason to believe that Time, as a proper noun, doesn't really exist. we can only visit a place if it really is out there. on earth, in the galaxy, anywhere. time is only a relative term that helps us understand other similar terms, like velocity, speed, etc, just for the sake of getting numbers as a result, which, not very surprisingly, also do not exist.
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