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“Time” – What is it?


time/tīm/noun

  1. The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.”travel through space and time”
  2. A point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon.”the time is 9:30″Similar:houro’clock

verb

  1. Plan, schedule, or arrange when (something) should happen or be done. “The first track race is timed for 11:15” Similar: Schedule, set, set up, arrange, organize, fix, fix up, fix a time, forbook, line up, slot in, prearrange, timetable, bill, program, plan, slate
  2. Measure the time taken by (a process or activity, or a person doing it). “We were timed and given certificates according to our speed.”

What is ‘Time’? Movement? Of the Earth around its axis/around the Sun?

Scientifically: In physical science, ‘Time’ is defined as a measurement, or as what the clock face reads.”

Time, a measured or measurable period, a continuum that lacks spatial dimensions. Time is of philosophical interest and is also the subject of mathematical and scientific investigation.”

Our measure of our concept of ‘Time’ makes it a 100% Earthly phenomenon! Even off the globe of Earth, we (as astronauts) still follow Time. Our sleep/wake cycles are determined by our activity. ‘Time’ is scheduled! And what is a “schedule”?

Time in physics is defined by its measurement: time is what a clock reads. In classical, non-relativistic physics it is a scalar quantity and, like length, mass, and charge, is usually described as a fundamental quantity.

A total question! Does ‘Time’ exist off this Earth? “Time” would be different on Mars, Jupiter, Neptune… Does the Sun have ‘Time’ How would you measure time if you were the Sun?

Complexity upon complexity!

Physics is the only science that explicitly studies time, but even physicists agree that time is one of the most difficult properties of our universe to understand. Even in the most modern and complex physical models, though, time is usually considered to be an ontologically “basic” or primary concept, and not made up of, or dependent on, anything else.

In the sciences generally, time is usually defined by its measurement: it is simply what a clock reads. Physics in particular often requires extreme levels of precision in time measurement, which has led to the requirement that time be considered an infinitely divisible linear continuum, and not quantized (i.e. composed of discrete and indivisible units). With modern atomic time standards like TAI and UTC (see the section on Time Standards) and ultra-precise atomic clocks (see the section on Clocks), time can now be measured accurate to about 10−15 seconds, which corresponds to about 1 second error in approximately 30 million years.

But several different conceptions and applications of time have been explored over the centuries in different areas of physics, and we will look at some of these in this section.

In non-relativistic or classical physics, the concept of time generally used is that of absolute time (also called Newtonian time after its most famous proponent), time which is independent of any perceiver, progresses at a consistent pace for everyone everywhere throughout the universe, and is essentially imperceptible and mathematical in nature. This accords with most people’s everyday experience of how time flows.

However, since the advent of relativity in the early 20th Century, relativistic time has become the norm within physics. This takes into account phenomena such as time dilation for fast-moving objects, gravitational time dilation for objects caught in extreme gravitational fields, and the important idea that time is really just one element of four-dimensional space-time.

Relativity also allows for, at least in theory, the prospect of time travel, and there are several scenarios which allow for the theoretical basis of travel in time. There are even theoretical faster-than-light time-travelling particles like tachyons and neutrinos. However, the concept of time travel also brings with it a number of paradoxes, and its likelihood and physical practicality is questioned by many physicists.

Quantum mechanics revolutionized physics in the first half of the 20th Century and it still represents the most complete and accurate model of the universe we have. Time is perhaps not as central a concept in quantum theory as it is in classical physics, and there is really no such thing as “quantum time” as such. For example, time does not appear to be divided up into discrete quanta as are most other aspects of reality. However, the different interpretations of quantum theory (e.g. the Copenhagen interpretation, the many worlds interpretation, etc) do have some potentially important implications for our understanding of time.

Most physicists agree that time had a beginning, and that it is measured from, and indeed came into being with, The Big Bang some 13.8 billion years ago. Whether, how and when time might end in the future is a more open question, depending on different notions of the ultimate fate of the universe and other mind-bending concepts like the multiverse.

The so-called arrow of time refers to the one-way direction or asymmetry of time, which leads to the way we instinctively perceive time as moving forwards from the fixed and immutable past, though the present, towards the unknown and unfixed future. This idea has it roots in physics, particularly in the Second Law of Thermodynamics, although other, often related, arrows of time have also been identified.

We come to a point where we ask the question: ‘Time is relative’, no? Relative to what? Where you are?

Where are you? After you pass away/die/are no longer ‘living’; then what? Where is ‘Time’, it is relative to where you are! If we are in our body, then without our body, is there ‘Time’?

So many would like to ascertain that I will jump straight to soliloquy! Hang it on a ‘convenient’ peg. Rather than do the expected; let us explore.

https://usm.maine.edu/planet/how-does-time-stop

https://curiosity.com/topics/what-would-happen-if-you-stopped-time-curiosity/

Time does stop! When your Time comes to an end, then what?

First, the idea of time “slowing down” is a little bit of a misnomer. If you were traveling at relativistic speeds, you would not perceive the passage of time any differently than you do right now. It’s only when you compare your clocks to an observer in another reference frame (let’s me, sitting in my living room, at rest with respect to the ground) that you would notice that your clock shows a smaller passage of time than mine does. So within your own frame of reference, it makes no sense to talk about time ticking slow or fast, it’s only when you compare your clock to a clock in another reference frame that you can compare passages in time.

Also, and this is probably the larger hang-up to your question, is that a particle with mass can never reach the speed of light. With truly astounding amounts of energy, you could get arbitrarily close to the speed of light, but never reach it. The reason is because at relativistic speeds, the equation for kinetic energy is different than the classical equation for kinetic energy that you’re used to.

Classically, the kinetic energy of a moving particle is given byKE=12mv2KE=12mv2where we can reach any finite velocity that we want, so long as we do enough work on the object to increase its kinetic energy to the proper amount. However, it turns out that this is equation is only an approximation for small velocities. Relativistically, the equation for kinetic energy isKE=mc21−vc2−−−−−−√−mc2KE=mc21−vc2−mc2. What this equation shows you is that for any finite amount of kinetic energy on an object v<cv<c. If you have trouble seeing this, attack the equation from a different angle. Let’s say I’m crazy, and it is possible to travel at the speed of light. So let’s take v=cv=c and substitute that into our relativistic kinetic energy equation. Oh no! You’ll see that we get a divide by zero error, because our entire denominator goes to zero. This means we would need an infinite amount of kinetic energy for our object and that’s just not possible.

So I hate to burst your bubble, but no light-speed travel for you anytime soon. (Or ever).

I stated that we would explore the concept of ‘Time’. We have attempted to break it down!

My earlier question is “Time – Does it exist out of the specifics of our position in the galaxy?”

In respect of our Science jaunt, I decided to estimate time on Mars, relative to what we experience here on Earth…Time on Mars is easily divided into days based on its rotation rate and years based on its orbit. Sols, or Martian solar days, are only 39 minutes and 35 seconds longer than Earth days, and there are 668 sols (687 Earth days) in a Martian year. For convenience, sols are divided into a 24-hour clock.

We must utilize Earth as a point of reference, Wow! So once again, if we lose the point of reference, how are PERIODs measured?

Outside of this planet are there measures? This is another complex notion. Everything is measured per our understanding: Distance, time, weight… our 5 senses is our perception of this existence! I am want to call it otherwise. For, here we are now and then what?

Is death an end of life or a beginning to/of new existence?

We are always saddened by the death of our loved ones. This is a natural human trait. This emotion is deeply ingrained in our hearts. Therefore we mourn the loss of our loved ones at the funeral. Some people believes that death is not the end of life and the others have another idea. What do you think about this question?

We did say we were going to roam definition, fact, thoughts, emotions…

Phenomena which commonly bring about death include aging, predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, homicide, starvation, dehydration, and accidents or major trauma resulting in terminal injury. In most cases, bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death.

https://oxplore.org/question-detail/is-there-life-after-death#1805

I am want to glean from this Earths oldest book; The book of His-Story.

Life/Nephesh: This is the Hebrew word usually translated living being in Genesis but also as life, soul or with breath. Things created with nephesh are some animals and humans. Nowhere are plants, bacteria or fungi ever referred to as having nephesh. Life is also described as being “in the blood” or the “flesh”, or having “breath”.

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.” John 5:24

The Son of God has life in himself (5:26), and he is able to give life to whomever he will (5:21). The life that he has is eternal, and here he speaks about how this eternal life can be ours!

When Jesus speaks about death and life, he is speaking about something in which all of us are involved. Nobody can say, “This isn’t relevant to me.” Life and death are the experience of every person, in every generation, in every culture.

What is death? When you know what death is, then you will know what life is. We normally think about death as something that is pronounced by a doctor when the vital signs of life have ceased. When the heart no longer beats, the lungs no longer breathe, and the brain no longer sends its animating signals throughout the body, then a person is pronounced “dead.”

But the Bible speaks about death in another way. The first time death is mentioned in the Bible is in Genesis where God says, “In the day that you eat of it [the tree of the knowledge of good and evil] you shall surely die” (2:17).

Adam and Eve sinned when they disobeyed this command, but at the end of that day when Adam sinned, his heart was still beating, his lungs were still breathing, and his brain was still sending animating signals throughout his body. So, he didn’t die? Or did he? Yes he did!

What happened on the day Adam and Eve sinned? They came under the judgment and the condemnation of God. And that is what death is in the Bible.

How does this definition alter your view of death?

So, let us mosey on back to our opening statement/question…What, why?

So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to our Creator. Should I not share this then?

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

What God Has For You, No One can Take IT Away. Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of The Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, saith The Lord.

The primary way God speaks to us is through the Bible. This means that one of the first things you should do in your search for God’s purpose is to start digging into scripture. … God’s word brings light to paths that otherwise seem dark.

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To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.