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does time exists?

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    jomineposted 6 years ago

    exist-something with physical presence, that is an object (which has shape) and location.
    in that sense time does not exist.
    do not agree?
    please define "exist"
    also please tell me what is time.
    for time to contract and expand it should be "something", right?

    1. Beelzedad profile image57
      Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is an open dimension within the properties of our universe.



      Exactly, that is why gravity and velocity have relative effects over time as they affect the physical properties of any object within a gravitational field, under acceleration or moving at different velocities. smile

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        jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Beel
          You will have to tell me what this "dimension" is then.
        A dimension is used to describe the orientation an object, and as I am aware of, there are only three dimensions- length, breadth and height. There is no 'space' for one more!

        1. Beelzedad profile image57
          Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Then, if we were to "describe the orientation of an object" how can we do so if the object is in motion relative to other objects if we only have those three dimensions? smile

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            jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            What motion got to do anything with the orientation?
            Or are you asking about position?
            We use co-ordinates to describe that and they are longitude, latitude and altitude.

            1. Beelzedad profile image57
              Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              No, we are talking about orientation because we are talking about objects moving in space, hence longitude, latitude and altitude have absolutely no meaning.

              We are talking about space-time coordinates. smile

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                jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                You were saying in relation to another object. So it is co-ordinates. Neither space or time has neither orientation nor location(sorry I used position, I meant location), as they are not objects! If it is motion you want to indicate, it is vector.
                Which one you are talking about?
                Orientation is related to architecture of the object and hence is an intrinsic property of the object. It has no relation to motion or location of the object. Irrespective of the motion or location they are static.

                1. Beelzedad profile image57
                  Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Are all your arguments based on semantics and definitions? Hilarious.

                  LOL!

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                    jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Hilarious??
                    You think so??
                    Language is the medium by which human beings convey ideas. But the common parlance cannot be used in science as each word contains so many meanings. Hence in science we DEFINE, to convey meaning consistently and unambiguously! If you are not able to define then you do not know what you are talking about!
                    It is in religion and relativity where people define nothing, that they can create smoke screens, shift posts, and create straw man. Just ask a theist what his “god” is, he will never tell you.
                    But that is not how we do in science. Science is the quest of humans, to explain Mother Nature! So all explanations are about reality, and, hence should be rational, that is, it should not be contradictory, nor should it “bend” reality.
                    Try to define, that at least you will know what you are talking about!!  lol

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        jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        And you didn't answer the question!! smile

    2. fundguru profile image61
      fundguruposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well this an interesting question. Mankind created time as a tool to measure and calculate many things.

      But if we have a closer look of what we measure with time, then it is probably only the change of energy.

      What does a sun clock? It measures the movement of the sun or well of  our planet. So it is displaying somehow the energy or work that it is needed for the planet to move.

      What does a mechanic clock? It creates an impuls, mechanic work or well the energy to move the watch hand.

      What does a digital clock? It uses energy, an impuls to display the change of seconds, minutes, hours..

      What does an atom clock? It displays the energy change of a nuclear material.

      So in all cases time as we use it only displays the change of energy. If we then can express time as energy then maybe time is really relative, because it could be compensated with the input or change of energy.

      But we need time as a component in physics, so its an artficial tool that mankind created to be able to calculate.

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        jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Excuse me!
        Isn't energy too a measurement tool?
        A non-existent concept?

    3. Shahid Bukhari profile image60
      Shahid Bukhariposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Existence Is ... to Exist Is to Be ... for any Certain Duration, in the State of Being ... The State of Being, Is the Human Awareness, of Being ... Mind ... we Perceive as our Experiential ... of "Life" ...

      For, Nothing Exists, Beyond The God Granted, Human Mind !

      The "Duration" of Being, is variously calculated, or kept a tab of; the one popular these days, is the "Clock" ... a Transience Measuring Mechanical or Electronic Device.

      In Quranic Law ... Matter, Space ... Time and Energy ... are "Generated by the "Form" ... In Manifesting unto The Ordained State of its Existential Reality ..."

      To Exist, Is, to Be !

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        jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Please don't spew educational forums with nonsense!!
        And don't be so conceited to think everything exists, just because you exist.

        1. Shahid Bukhari profile image60
          Shahid Bukhariposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If I could, I would say, please avoid reading me ...
          But there are others, besides yourself, who like to read what I say.

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            jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I read every answers to my post, that is why  don't like nonsense!!

        2. Beelzedad profile image57
          Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Ah yes, the kettle calling the pot black. lol

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            jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            If you have no idea what is meant by "rational",and  still you claim to do science, i can't even call you black!!
            Theists are much better as they claim their books are divinely inspired and their ancestors are wise than themselves!
            You are just calling an idiot, who wrote irrational notions, as your god, pitiful!

    4. Druid Dude profile image61
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Time existed before the big bang , otherwise there would have been no big bangtime is relative to a partcular point at a particular moment. Unlike light, time is not a constant. Time passes differently for each of us, as it does on the moon or any of the planets. Time can speed up, and time can slow down. Time can stop completely, or move in reverse. The weird thing is, is that this all occurs and most of us don't notice athing.

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        jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        What is time, that you are so intend on slowing down?

    5. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ...time exists only in the "conscious" mind of conceiver.
      It's as simple as that.
      Qwark

    6. ceciliabeltran profile image78
      ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      time is a consequence of space like a dimension. your question is like this:
      is there a top? Is there a bottom?

  2. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    "does time exists?"

    I'll need time to think about that... smile

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    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    Time is a human concept.
    We are in the past, the present, and the future all at once.

    1. Druid Dude profile image61
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Only the present exists. A second ago is gone, a second from now hasn't happened, and when it does, it is then, now. Past is gone forever, and the future is constantly arriving in the now.

  4. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    Might say time only exists if there is memory, to compare the present to the past.

  5. optimus grimlock profile image53
    optimus grimlockposted 6 years ago

    way to deep for this early in the morning

  6. Scosgrove profile image77
    Scosgroveposted 6 years ago

    I'd have to suggest reading up on J.M.E. McTaggart's "The Unreality of Time" and Arthur Prior's writings on "tense logic" and "the reality of the present."

    From there, you can make up your own mind on which theory fits your understanding of the world.

  7. Jerami profile image74
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    exist-something with physical presence, that is an object (which has shape) and location.

    = = = = = =

    ME
      This is a statement that mankind (Not All of) has agreed upon OR  we have been indoctrinated to believe that we agree upon.

       And that could be right ???   
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    in that sense time does not exist.
    do not agree?
    please define "exist"
    also please tell me what is time.
    for time to contract and expand it should be "something", right?

    - = - = -

       By definition (stated in OP)   Time doesn't exist ;  I guess we have been indoctrinated that it does ?     and
    NOT  depending upon who was doing the indoctrinating. 
       (Just kidding)

       Just goes to show ,,,   some things DOES exist that doesn't fit within our definitions and/or understandings.
       And I think that is a truthful statement such as was stated.

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      jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Define exist then!

  8. ddsurfsca profile image68
    ddsurfscaposted 6 years ago

    time is a man made concept that is really a measurement of the distance of the orbit of our planet around the sun.  Therefore it would seem to me that this measurement would vary from place to place being different.  The past present and future is/has happened all at once, and can be seen if you know how to disconnect your learned perception of time.

  9. Sneha Sunny profile image84
    Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years ago

    Well, in science, time is considered as a dimension just like length, breadth and height. And if you can't see anything or if anything doesn't have a shape then it doesn't means that it does not exist. For example, wind have you seen it??? but we know that it exist. and heat.....have you ever seen heat??? no.. but still we know it exist as we can feel it. these things also don't have any shape. similarly we can feel that time has passed. that means it exist. as time passes we grow, time passes and we remember all the memorable memories..... we talk about past, present and future. these past, present and future has no identity if time doesn't exist.
    so in this way i don't believe that existence can be defined only on the basis of shape, physical appearance and location. it should be defined on the basis of feelings as well along with the above three.

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      jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well Sneha
      There are only three dimensions. A dimension is that denote the orientation, that is the architecture of an object. There are only three dimensions - length, breadth and height.
      It doesn't matter whether we see it or not. Sun exists whether I see it or not, right?

      "wind have you seen it??? but we know that it exist. and heat.....have you ever seen heat"
      Wind is a concept. Wind does not exist. What we call wind is the movement of air molecules. It is the air molecules that exist. So is the case with heat!
      "we talk about past, present and future."
      We talk about all these as we have memory. Only an intelligent brain with memory can conceive past present and future. For all else it is present only.
      Feelings have nothing to do with existence. existence exist irrespective of what you feel!

      1. Sneha Sunny profile image84
        Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        first of all, time is considered as the fourth dimension in science.....you believe it or not.....
        secondly you said wind does not exist but air molecules do...... in this way you will say that human beings does not exist only cells do....because we are nothing but constitution of cells only..... so do you think human beings doesn't exist???? air molecule individually is just a single molecule but together they constitute wind. similarly cell constitutes human or any other organism. similar is in the case of heat. so if molecules exist then wind, with no doubt exist...... and if not then you can't say human beings exist.
        lastly, the concept of past, present and future is totally based on time...... past is the TIME that is gone, present is the TIME that is currently going on and future is the TIME which is going to come......

      2. Beelzedad profile image57
        Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The fourth dimension of time is required if we are to understand the orientation of the sun relative to the solar system, our planets and moons and it's position within our galaxy as these objects are in constant motion. smile

        1. Sneha Sunny profile image84
          Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          whatever be the case but time is considered is a dimension, the 4th dimension.. like in two dimensions only length and breadth is considered not height.... but that doesn't means that height is not a dimension.... similarly in one dimension only length is considered... big_smile

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            jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Just because you consider only one or two dimensions, the other dimensions don't cease to exist. Every object has form that is a shape. Everything with shape has 3 dimensions. Nothing exists that has less than 3 or more than 3 dimensions! You can draw a picture that is 2 dimensional, but it is just that, a picture, not an object. smile

            1. Druid Dude profile image61
              Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Where are you drawing said picture if it is not a material object? Does sound exist? Sound doesn't conform to what your criteria demands at all, but sound is a form of force energy. Sound can be used as a weapon. It definitely exists.

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                jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Sound does not exist. Sound is a wave, a to and fro motion of air molecules which is conducted through air, which when strike our eardrum, makes it vibrate, which is transmitted through a set bones to fluid which stimulates our nerves, which reach our brain and we interpret it as sound!
                "sound is a form of force"
                A force is done by something, "to force"
                "Sound can be used as a weapon"
                It definitely can, as it is matter in motion!

                1. Beelzedad profile image57
                  Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  It truly is amazing the examples you provide of what one can do and accomplish with something that doesn't exist. lol

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                    jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    So you don't even read well?
                    {sound is a form of force"

                    "Sound can be used as a weapon"}
                    These are not my words!!

            2. Sneha Sunny profile image84
              Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              yes, time is not considered to form/explain the shape of an object  but it is the fourth dimension!!!!!

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                jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                If there is no form, then there is no dimension, as dimension is used to represent "orientation". It is architectural.
                If it is location you want to specify then it is co-ordinates you have to use.
                Time is a concept that is used to denote two locations of an object.

                1. Beelzedad profile image57
                  Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Really? Then, what is used to denote one location of an object? smile

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                    jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    You start studying once again. You use the same word for different contexts you confuse, hence all your time dilation, length contraction and space expansion.
                    A location is denoted by co-ordinates, not dimension!!

                2. ceciliabeltran profile image78
                  ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  time has no dimension, it IS a dimension.


                  how much does weight weigh sort of question.

                  1. Druid Dude profile image61
                    Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Hi Cecilia:)

                  2. Beelzedad profile image57
                    Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    The concept of "weight" only has meaning within a gravitational field in which one object's gravity potential is being compared to another within the same field.

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                    jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    What do you mean by dimension then?

    2. Beelzedad profile image57
      Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, we can "see" what makes up our atmosphere and the reasons how it moves about.



      Yes, we can see how molecules move faster when temperature (or pressure) increases.



      No, physically we can't, which is why we need to refer to clocks and calendars.  smile

  10. The Jet profile image80
    The Jetposted 6 years ago

    Aging is proof of time. As well as plants growing and the like.

    1. Druid Dude profile image61
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Each moment is the same moment, replayed, each one different, yet, the same.

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        jomineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well answered
        smile

  11. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    time exists even though it is a concept.  It has a name (one to one correspondence between a thought and a word assigned to it) so it exists in thoughts only. It is not tangible or can be seen, nor can be justified by experiential/phenomenology.

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    On my end it stops between 10am and 7pm, after that it starts ticking again. Works the same every day. http://www.pic4ever.com/images/297.gif

  13. seanorjohn profile image81
    seanorjohnposted 6 years ago

    Yes it does when you are having the time of your life. But, remember time waits for no man. So, as a timely reminder, I would suggest it is time for action.

  14. Jerami profile image74
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    exist-something with physical presence, that is an object (which has shape) and location.

    = = = = = =

    ME
      This is a statement that mankind (Not All of) has agreed upon OR  we have been indoctrinated to believe that we agree upon.

       And that could be right ???   
    =========================================================
    in that sense time does not exist.
    do not agree?
    please define "exist"
    also please tell me what is time.
    for time to contract and expand it should be "something", right?

    - = - = -

       By definition (stated in OP)   Time doesn't exist ;  I guess we have been indoctrinated that it does ?     and
    NOT  depending upon who was doing the indoctrinating. 
       (Just kidding)

       Just goes to show ,,,   some things DOES exist that doesn't fit within our definitions and/or understandings.
       And I think that is a truthful statement such as was stated.

    ==========================================

    Define exist then!

    =m= - - = - ?

       Now that is a sad state of affairs ....   when we can't agree as to what the word exist  or  time means.... 

       Yep   "we have cone a long way baby!"

       No wonder I am causing so much war and conflict around the world;   
       Ain't that right MARK ?

    1. Druid Dude profile image61
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We are ruled by time, it is always running out. The end comes all too fast, and we waste way too much of it. We spend 1/3 of our lives (average) sleeping, a third of our lives working (average) and a 1/3 of our lives waiting for something. Time exists, and if you aren't quick enough, time runs out for you, then you will know how important time was to you.

  15. Ayman Nisar profile image83
    Ayman Nisarposted 6 years ago

    Time is like a river. It flows and continues to flow. It never stops for someone. It passes and we see. Either we can use it or ignore it. It's upto us that we that it exits if we use it properly and even think it does not just by denying it.....

  16. ceciliabeltran profile image78
    ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago

    an example of a one-dimensional person would someone who has one interest. One who is flat, boring, dull. He is interested 1950s highschool science for instance, that's it that's all. But his descriptor is not what he is, only what describes him, get it?

    1. Beelzedad profile image57
      Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, oh, oh!!! Pick me, pick me!!! I know the answer to that one!!!

      smile

      1. ceciliabeltran profile image78
        ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        (oh and to explain the joke just because I'm sure you won't understand... the question was ...does he get it?)
        so even if I pick you what will you say..yes? no? how can you know if he gets it or not?

        always missing the point by a degree or two, and that's being generous.

  17. spotlight19 profile image49
    spotlight19posted 6 years ago

    Well time dopes exist it is part of life but sometimes it governs all of us people I can say time is used in a variety of different ways it can be good or bad it is also something that keeps us organized.

 
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