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Originally posted by Ken_Allen
You're all talking about clocks
If clocks weren't invented, and there was no word for time. "Time" would still pass. It's not like you would just freeze because there was no word for it or anything to show it.
If you take clocks away, you're still moving forward into the future.
Originally posted by shaunybaby
. time only passes by in our minds because we invented a way of keeping track of where we are in the solar system.
Time, conscious experience of duration, the period during which an action or event occurs. Time is also a dimension representing a succession of such actions or events. Time is one of the fundamental quantities of the physical world, similar to length and mass in this respect. The concept that time is a fourth dimension—on a par with the three dimensions of space: length, width, and depth—is one of the foundations of modern physics. Time measurement involves the establishment of a time scale in order to refer to the occurrence of events.
Einstein’s first major contribution to the study of time occurred in 1905, when he introduced his special theory of relativity and showed how time changes with motion. The word relativity derives from the fact that the appearance of the world depends on the observer’s state of motion and is relative to the observer. Today scientists do not see problems of time or motion as absolute with single correct answers. Because time is relative to the speed an observer is traveling, there can never be a clock at the center of the universe to which everyone can set his or her watch. Einstein’s special theory of relativity tell us that an object traveling at high speeds ages more slowly than an object that is not traveling as fast.
Time dilation effects due to motion were experimentally observed in the early 1970s. Researchers placed atomic clocks on commercial airliners and observed the expected changes in time as measured by those clocks relative to similar clocks on the ground. In particular, when the planes traveled east, in the direction of Earth’s rotation, the clocks on the airliners were 59 nanoseconds (59 billionths of a second) slow relative to the atomic clocks on the ground. When the airplanes traveled west, the clocks were 273 nanoseconds fast. This discrepancy is caused by the rotation of Earth, which causes an additional time dilation. If the effect of Earth's rotation is removed, the time dilation produced by the motion of the airliners confirms Einstein's theory of how time changes with motion, as the dilation is in agreement with predictions made by the theory.
Originally posted by Maiden Mayhem
but see your saying a "change" over "time" as if time existed...if earth wasnt around...then this occurance would just be a "change" and not over any time period because time couldn't exist.
Originally posted by Frosty
You people are crazy. I can teach time to a five year old by drawing a line on a chalk board from when a drop of water leaves a hole in a cup till it hits the ground.