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Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:35
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My definition of time is: that ethereal essence by which we detect, measure, record and predict change in matter in the amphitheater of space.

***A worthy effort. I'm sure you also meant energy (in addition to matter). I would say that Time is a process of events with associated durations (measured by your clocks), some of which being regular, but these durations and measurements thereof, are not the same for all viewpoints identified by relative speed and presence of a gravitational field. Essentially derived from Special Relativity.***

~~~Yes, my definition of matter presupposes energy therein (and I should have been clearer on that ... I shall incorporate that into my definition at a future "time"), the energy to effect change over time and in space. I would agree that the duration and measurement of a given event may differ according to different vantage points taken at different relative speeds and gravitational fields, but the event itself and its actual duration are what they are in an absolute sense .... they have an existence of their own, devoid of observation. I feel like I am chasing my tail on this sometimes, for it is difficult to separate the event from the observer. :)~~~


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Note that I said "we".

Our sense of "time" enables us to put things into the perspectives of the past, present and future.

***I would say that our psychological sense of past, present, and future enables us to derive a notion of time, for without those temporal categories all
we would have is continual change (which in a sense is what we really have anyway) which would make an understanding of time shallow and threadbare.***

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    • t ~ t, Tue Mar 11 12:47
      My definition of time is: that ethereal essence by which we detect, measure, record and predict change in matter in the amphitheater of space. ***A worthy effort. I'm sure you also meant energy (in... more
      • u ~ u, Tue Mar 11 13:01
        My definition of time is: that ethereal essence by which we detect, measure, record and predict change in matter in the amphitheater of space. ***A worthy effort. I'm sure you also meant energy (in... more
        • v ~ v, Tue Mar 11 13:15
          My definition of time is: that ethereal essence by which we detect, measure, record and predict change in matter in the amphitheater of space. ***A worthy effort. I'm sure you also meant energy (in... more
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