Time is a non-existent concept
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First I would like to agree with you that time is in fact an idea made by man. Your point is solid however, the fact that time is an idea and intangible doesn't exclude it from meeting the criteria to be considered an existent concept.
con"cept noun \G2;k"n-G6;sept\ : an idea of what something is or how it works
Having defined "Concept", it is established the it is in fact an idea, and therefore intangible by definition, meaning that the "Concept of Time" cannot be interacted with by definition. So to say that time is a non-existent concept because you cannot interact with it, would be incorrect.
The concept (Idea) of time is very real in that it is not only accepted and used as solid ideology by every culture and society in the World today, but time is also an established principle used in conjunction with other concepts to define and explain our physical law, ...which is also a concept and intangible. http://en.wikipedia.org...
"Many fundamental physical laws are mathematical consequences of various symmetries of space, "Time", or other aspects of nature".
In summary I'd like to make it clear that my argument is void of my opinion and contains only facts supported by either evidence or logical deduction. I appreciate my opponents argument and look forward to a rebuttal.
I honestly cannot grasp what you might mean when you say that people treat time like an object of the universe. I don't think I've ever seen an example of that.
You are in fact correct in that time is merely an idea and it is in fact created by Man. To address the globalization of time, the concept of time is itself based upon many factors, one of which is the position of the Sun, which is a variable completely dependent upon your location on the Earth.
In order to present any sort of logical opposition to your argument, one would have to address this through mass perspective. I simply mean that time is as concrete or non-existent as a person perceives it to be, this is also the case with any other concept. One could argue indefinitely on the realism of time, instead I would argue that time is the globally accepted measurement of length starting with the rising and ending with the setting of the Sun. All other increments of time are based on this concept, from weeks, moths, years, decades...ect..ect.
I concede to my opponent, his point of time not being a tangible object is simply a fact and cannot be opposed. The only argument that could be posed against this would be done using the theory of relativity which in fact is only a theory. I wouldn't have made opposition in this case had I known what was meant as opposed to what was said in the creation of this debate.
Thanks for the debate.
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