Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by Saint, Dec 10, 2021.
Why would I do that? I was attempting to answer your question. Make your own words.
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Only when expedient. Why would I do so on this insignificant topic?
BTW What was your problem with my response?
In my book "exist" means having an expressed value independent of other values.
AFAIK time has no value independent of other values. There is no way to measure time itself.
Measurable time becomes expressed only as a result of duration of other processes.
Oh I see now."Does time exist" as a logical proposition is very hard to pin down.
As is "does the dodo exist" etc etc.
But if both sides to a discussion can assume their own meaning to the phrase then the two (or more) can happily yabber on ,the deaf leading the deaf as it were.
The language of the OP is too general for a formal discussion.
I agree, but that does not prohibit a less formal discussion that may still be informative as to the application of different perspectives to a more or less abstract concept.
Then put me on ignore, asshole.
Does it preclude any of the participants having a more correct perspective than the others?
Might it also make the participants something of a laughing stock to those who don't take part?
Is the discussion as much as a mental exercise as anything?
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Do you have to pollute this fine thread with your intemperate humour sphincter child?
Am I going to get another warning just because you decided to make a post?
Don't know.I got a warning recently. Happens to the best.
Do you understand Jeeve's post now?
Explain it to me.
Well I just got the gist I think.
Kind of garbage in garbage out.
For "time exists" you have to know what is meant by "time" and what is meant by "exists"
If either cannot be defined to your satisfaction then the question makes no sense and cannot be answered other than for the sake of pure disputation.
You can see how seriously the OP took the question by the fact that Saint has not bothered to contribute to her own thread.
Edit well apart from the first few posts,(she is getting chattier)
Yes indeed. I know of no one who has been able to "pin time down".
Well, I'm fully explained.
I agree it is all a question of what one means by the question.
If you put it in the negative you can see how silly it can sound. Most people would say that "length doesn't exist" is a pretty stupid statement, unless heavily qualified. Or "electric charge doesn't exist." Or "energy doesn't exist". Yet all three only have existence in relation to some entity, of which they are an attribute.
Wonder why we have a god of Time but not a god of Distance or Energy ** in that case Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
Time is a more human centred attribute?
**was Zeus the god of Energy(Power)?
Hermes the god of Distance ?(Messenger)
Energy was not defined until after the time of Newton. Zeus used thunderbolts, did he not? So was he the God of Electric Charge, then? Come on. I really don't think the attributes or powers of the Greek Gods contribute much to understanding this issue. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
I seem to have offended you in some grievous way of which I am completely unaware. Ignore is looking like a reasonable self-defense policy. Thank you for suggesting it.
They rally don't. The ancient Greeks had a fine understanding of many subjects with which the scholars of Christian Europe struggled for the next 1500 years. But they had the same problem with time:
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