Originally posted by nine11
What if humans have been living in one long ever lasting continuous day, we just mistake it for thousands of years due to phases of the moon/sun...
I really don't get what you are saying. Time is obviously continuous, and we use the measurement of an "Earth Day" (one rotation of the planet) in
order to have some artificial means of keeping track of and measuring that continuous flow of time. However, a "day" is not time itself, but just a
Obviously a "day" is measured using a real natural cycle (the rotation of the Earth), BUT in reality you could easily ignore the specific measurement
device of what we call a "day", and that would not change the actual amount of time humans have been around (it would just change one of the ways we
have of measuring that amount of time).
What you are saying is similar to saying that if it wasn't for the metric system (or feet and inches), then humans might actually be really, really
edit on 9/6/2012 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)