reply to post by Sly1one
This is why it is said Astronauts age differently than people on earth. The speed at which you are traveling determines how you experience or measure
the illusion known as time...
Well yeah, because in earth orbit, even low earth orbit, they are travelling incredibly fast. compared to us, they are travelling faster towards the
speed of light than we are, so time slows down for them while going on blissfully unaware for us.
it's only micoseconds, but it indeed has been tested.
Time is more than a term we use to describe things. Time does indeed exist as events happen in sequence, if there were no passage of time, all things
would be at once, and our current reality does not function in this method. Granted, time could merely be an illusion for us as we are inside a
larger system, but the model for time fits perfectly with our reality, and can be measured and repeated. Einstein postulated that time and space are
linked, and that gravity is actually a bend in space/time, as an object travels faster towards the speed of light it's mass increases, thus it would
have a larger impact on the space around it, and therefore time.
The real question is, what mechanics actually make time work? What mechanism actually allows this to take place, if at all?
We still haven't found the "gravitron" (no, not the amusement park ride) the particle that makes gravity work. Most people have heard about the
LHC and it's search for the higgs boson, but the gravitron, or whatever the decide to call it, is also being hunted.
The fact that I can type this, click "reply" and see it posted proves there is something going on allowing events to happen in a linear fashion. If
time didn't exist, this reply would have been posted at the exact same instant as the thread.
What we consider "time" as in clocks is merely an artificial construct. This doesn't change the fact that the earth orbits the sun, the moon
orbits the earth, and these events are recordable, and reproducible.
Time might be an illusion, but I can use "time" to tell me when the sun should rise, and low and behold, it did.
Instead of arguing back and forth that it doesn't exist, we should start investigating HOW it works, not if it works.