posted on Aug, 5 2007 @ 09:33 PM
If you think about how we measure time we are in fact measuring distance. A year is a distance the earth travels, an hour is an amount that the earth
rotates, so is a minute and a second. Even atomic clocks take their measurements from tiny vibrations.
So if you think about it, at least the way we measure it, time is really not about time at all, but rather a measure or counting of distances.
However, this method of tracking distance has created an illusion of time, an illusion that billions buy into on a daily basis. Our lives are run
based on this illusion called time, it is ingrained into every part of society.
To really fairly examine time, one must remove themselves from the type of thinking that buys into and accepts the illusion. When thinking about time
we must forget about seconds, hours, years, minutes, months, etc...
So then, what is time? Thinking about it from a cosmic perspective, (the big bang), one could decide that all things had a beginning. One could also
decide that all things therefore must have an end. Everything in between is a set of events or moments in which things simply exist and do whatever
is it that they do. But then what happens at the end? And what happened before the beginning? Do things repeat themselves, is time but a circle or
cycle of ever repeating events? Somehow this doesn't make sense either, for the cycle must have been started somehow.
I have thought about this issue a lot, and it is surely one of the greatest philosophical challenges of our time, no pun intended. My conclusions are
this: either time is beyond human comprehension, or time doesn't even exist. I'm leaning towards the latter choice of nonexistence, I feel that
everything exists in one single moment not defined by a beginning or end, but it simply just is.