posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 04:38 PM
if so please provide your argument. if not then also state why.
a tool to measure a linear length... the changes in things?
"And, the Intellect experiences a similar difficulty when it tries to think of an Eternal--a That which is above and outside of Time. We see Time
in operation everywhere, and take it for granted that Time is a reality--an actual thing. But this is a mistake of the senses. There is no such thing
as Time, in reality. Time exists solely in our minds. It is merely a form of perception by which we express our consciousness of the Change in
We cannot think of Time except in connection with a succession of changes of things in our consciousness--either things of the outer world, or the
passing of thought-things through our mind. A day is merely the consciousness of the passing of the sun--an hour or minute merely the subdivision of
the day, or else the consciousness of the movement of the hands of the clock--merely the consciousness of the movement of Things--the symbols of
changes in Things. In a world without changes in Things, there would be no such thing as Time. Time is but a mental invention. Such is the report of
And, besides the conclusions of pure abstract reasoning about Time, we may see many instances of the relativity of Time in our everyday experiences.
We all know that when we are interested Time seems to pass rapidly, and when we are bored it drags along in a shameful manner. We know that when we
are happy, Time develops the speed of a meteor, while when we are unhappy it crawls like a tortoise. When we are interested or happy our attention is
largely diverted from the changes occurring in things--because we do not notice the Things so closely. And while we are miserable or bored, we notice
the details in Things, and their changes, until the length of time seems interminable. A tiny insect mite may, and does, live a lifetime of birth,
growth, marriage, reproduction, old age, and death, in a few minutes, and no doubt its life seems as full as does that of the elephant with his
hundred years. Why? _Because so many things haze happened!_ When we are conscious of many things happening, we get the impression and sensation of the
length of time. The greater the consciousness of things, the greater the sensation of Time. When we are so interested in talking to a loved one that
we forget all that is occurring about us, then the hours fly by unheeded, while the same hours seem like days to one in the same place who is not
interested or occupied with some task.
Men have nodded, and in the second before awakening they have dreamed of events that seemed to have required the passage of years. Many of you have
had experiences of this kind, and many such cases have been recorded by science. On the other hand, one may fall asleep and remain unconscious, but
without dreams, for hours, and upon awakening will insist that he has merely nodded. Time belongs to the relative mind, and has no place in the
Eternal or Absolute."
acording to this... time is a man made-based-accepted-invented thing. changes in things is not man made... but the term we use to define it "time"
so can i still say man discovered time? or how do i go about this.... anyone?
Saying man invented time is like saying Ben Franklin invented electricity... word is actually "discovered".
[edit on 19-9-2006 by krossfyter]