posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 06:57 PM
reply to post by colin42
[QUOTE]The strangest part is time is something we all march to, is in many equations but an explanation of it is so hard to make or understand.
The way I rationalize our concept of time in comparison to what I personally believe time to be is like this:
Without an arrow of time to 'march to', we're left with nothing but motion. The laws of motion are well understood for the most part. Things move.
Things bump into other things and causes those things to move. Some things move in orbit of other things due to gravitational forces. Some things,
like biological entities for example move under their own motive force. The key point here is thing's move all without having time as a fourth
dimension of temporal travel.
The rationality for the inclusion of time into our equations is simple really. The very concept of time is an extremely useful tool. With the
invention of time as a tool, man has been able to many thing's. We developed a method of tracking the exact moment to plant crops allowing
agriculture to take off to unprecedented levels. We can now manage our population better by setting certain standards of when to wake, when to sleep,
when to go work, when to take break.
When we attempt to understand time, right down to the smallest level of modern physics, we find that time simply doesn't exist. There is no smallest
unit of time. It simply seems to vanish from existence altogether! What I think if truly going on in that area is our technology can't currently
measure energy and subatomic movements beyond the plank level. We can't count how many oscillations a quark or gluon makes in comparison to our
standard atomic clocks that measure the oscillations of a cesium atom. Without that ability to compare rates of oscillations, it's no wonder "time"
appears to vanish!