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  • Time is more than numbers

    To those who argue that people do not naturally tell time, though it's true that time as in numbers aren't though of naturally, the general process of time, that is, daylight and night and circadian rhythms are a form of time and are real. People naturally have events that dictate how time passes. If there was no time, how would gravity or anything work? Everything takes time, gravity needs time to make the book fall ect.

  • Time must be real or this website would not have posted these responses in a time oriented manner.

    Existence, since the Big Bang has proceeded on a somewhat linear sequential line of cause and reaction. This sequential reality is also called time. It refers to the way things are and the way things happen in our real universe. Time, as a measurement, is generally based on real physical properties, such as the earth's rotation or orbit around the sun. Therefore, time is real.

  • Yes but not to people who are perfect or to god

    We are imperfect so he have time and we age. But god doesn't. He never ages and everybody in heaven doesn't have time. Hell is perfectly evil so there is no time in hell. So time exists to us but not to god. A thousand years to us is one day to god but he still never ages and there is not to time for him. Time came when imperfection came to earth.

  • Assuming that "real" means "existent":

    If you think about it for a long period of time, you may arrive at the conclusion that time is the amount of opportunity for change. I did anyway. Assuming that this definition is correct, time must exist because things change. The increase of gravity and speed decreases the opportunity for change at a given moment, and because time is not known to speed up again, the opportunity for change is reduced. So speed and gravity decrease time. Because the speed of light is considered the maximum speed possible, and time isn't supposed to stop at the speed of light, then elimination of time relative to an object is not theoretically possible.

  • Time is real.

    Time is relative (Einstein). Definiton of time is "the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole." It is real in a sense but it isn't tangible. This whole question is fallacious in that is simply doesn't realize the obvious point of "real". It's not that you can touch it. It's that it exists. If time didn't exist than what do you think you are traveling through when you go through the day?

  • This question is extremely broad, but yes.

    The concept of time is a very real thing. Measuring time came about with the completion of the transcontinental railroad, followed by "standard time" as well as timezones. Prior to this, time was not measured with numerical value, no, however there was a certain point of the day when people got up (sunrise) and when people retired from work (sunset) and so on. Before "time" was "created", society was not driven by the clock and this impending fear of time running out. Time really didn't matter except in the cases of school and church, and these places had bells that could be heard for miles, therefore the likelihood of being "late" was slim. The concept of time was invented for train schedules and since then has controlled the lives of human beings across the face of the earth. I think you'd be hard pressed to argue that time isn't actually real.

  • On the negative

    Time has useful applications. In a sense it has real influence on our entire lives. But is time itself real?

    Referentially, we use numbers to convey time. Those numbers are real. But they have figurative value, especially in relation to the concept of time passing. Time may be a useful way to monitor our everyday lives and the world around us, but it still only encompasses the whole notion of sequential events and movements of matter through space. Time can measure this, in the same way that numbers can represent a series of objects in a systematic and reliable way.

    This is why I believe time travel is also not possible, because time itself is not real. I think you can never go back in time, but you might able to recreate a past situation, organism or event. If you could manipulate matter in such a way, that you could restore to it a former place in its chronology, then maybe so. But the notion of a realm where past time is separated from the present moment, and a realm where the future exists also -- that seems highly dubious.

    In summary: no, time is not real. It has a realistic influence but the conceptual phenomenon we know as "time" has no realistic quantity in and of itself, therefore it also cannot be manipulated.

  • On the negative

    Time has useful applications. In a sense it has real influence on our entire lives. But is time itself real?

    Referentially, we use numbers to convey time. Those numbers are real. But they have figurative value, especially in relation to the concept of time passing. Time may be a useful way to monitor our everyday lives and the world around us, but it still only encompasses the whole notion of sequential events and movements of matter through space. Time can measure this, in the same way that numbers can represent a series of objects in a systematic and reliable way.

    This is why I believe time travel is also not possible, because time itself is not real. I think you can never go back in time, but you might able to recreate a past situation, organism or event. If you could manipulate matter in such a way, that you could restore to it a former place in its chronology, then maybe so. But the notion of a realm where past time is separated from the present moment, and a realm where the future exists also -- that seems highly dubious.

    In summary: no, time is not real. It has a realistic influence but the conceptual phenomenon we know as "time" has no realistic quantity in and of itself, therefore it also cannot be manipulated.

  • Time is a manmade concept

    While the clocks are real, and the numbers are real and the math is real, time is merely a way of looking at the present. There is no past or future, the only thing that currently exists is the now. Therefore it's impossible for anything to be other than that.

  • Time is not real.

    Time is just a construction invented by scientists. It is useful for measuring a certain element of experiments and events, but it is not fundamentally real. One can not hold time in one's hands. It is impossible to define time or even to make it. Time is not as real as things we can touch.

  • Time is an Illusion

    Time is very important for our daily lives, yet it is merely an illusion put in place in order to better understand what on Earth was going on. Without time, it would be impossible to correctly put in place plans, but time was not created by whatever you believe created the universe, instead it was created by man.

  • Nothing But Time and a Great Imagination

    Time is not real. Humans are imperfect, dastardly creatures of habit. We have assigned figurative numbers to time, and over many, many years, the idea of it has been beaten tirelessly into our brains. If a child was born and raised in a zoo-type scenario, and never taught about time, would he have any conception of it? Most likely, no. We humans created that figurative time assignment to numbers jazz. Due to the fact that we are imperfect creatures, our conception of time is most likely highly imperfect, and nothing more than an organizational method instituted by our own minds. If time is real and theoretically a "dimension", then why do animals have no apparent conception of it like we do? It is simply illogical to think of something as truly obscure and humane as time as a truly real force and dimension...


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tinosus97 says2013-12-04T15:59:37.253
Time is real because with out time, we would not know when to assist to something and days weren’t days, there would be only day and night. Also we would not know when to do things, the notion of time would make use more slow or fast, time controls us in an strange form.