From Science Fiction to Physics: Does Time Actually Exist? | James Gleick


There is a sort of funny things that you hear
people say that time doesn’t actually exist. And it’s something that physicists argue about,
I mean physicists actually have symposia on the subject of is there such a thing as time,
and it’s also something that has a tradition in philosophy going a back about a century. But I think it’s fair to say that in one since
it’s a ridiculous idea. How can you say time doesn’t exist when we
have such a profound experience of it, first of all? And second of all, we’re talking about it
constantly. I mean we couldn’t get – I can’t get through
this sentence without referring to time. I was going to say we couldn’t get through
the day without discussing time. So obviously when a physicist questions the
existence of time they are trying to say something’s specialized, something technical. Einstein offers, Einstein or maybe I should
say more properly Minkowski, his teacher and contemporary, offers a vision of space time
as a single thing, as a four dimensional block in which the past and the future are just
like spatial dimensions, they’re just like north and south in the equations of physics. And so you can construct a view of the world
in which the future is already there and you can say, and physicists do say something very
much like this that in the fundamental laws of physics there is no distinction between
the past and the future. And so if you are playing that game you’re
essentially saying time as an independent thing doesn’t exist. Time is just another dimension like space. Again, that is in obvious conflict with our
intuitions about the world. We go through the day acting as though the
past is over and the future has not yet happened and might happen this way or it might happen
that way. We could flip a coin and see. We tend to believe in our gut that the future
is not fully determined and therefore is different from the past. But physicists will say, and it’s certainly
true that a lot of things that we feel in our gut turn out not to be right. We feel in our gut that we’re sitting on a
flat plane on a surface of something that’s immobile. And if a scientist came along and told you
that no you’re actually on the surface of a giant spear that’s spinning at high speed
and hurtling through space, and by the way there’s no difference between up and down
except any illusion that’s created by the force of gravity, well you’d have to do some
radical readjustment of your understanding of the universe to accept that your first
intuitions weren’t correct. And so if a physicist comes to me and says
do some readjustment. Face it, the future looks different from the
past to you but actually physics tells us it’s the same, I at least acknowledge that
I have an obligation to take that seriously to listen to it. And physicists do argue about these things
and it’s fair to argue about it. And it’s an argument that I take a position
on in my time travel book because I felt I had to or maybe I had a position and yet it’s
got to be a qualified position. And that’s what I recommend to readers of
science fiction and to physicists to remember that your views of these things are provisional.

100 Comments

  1. Terry McCracken said:

    Yes, It Does! It is a Property of Space, Motion increasing Entropy after initial Inflation! By this reasoning, Gravity doesn't exist, Dark Energy etcetera!

    November 14, 2016
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  2. Nick DeBusk said:

    No discussion of entropy?

    November 14, 2016
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  3. myles d said:

    if this video interests you at all, go see the movie Arrival. Like, as soon as you possibly can

    November 14, 2016
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  4. Coos Oorlog said:

    As of now, Time exists, but not for long if they can't improve their journalism.

    November 14, 2016
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  5. Iago Silva said:

    The argument I think everyone is mulling about is more or less on the lines of 'time is just an idea we came up with to describe the world'. So does everything else that science ever did. While the idea that time is a dimension is hard to buy for many people, it can be TESTED – time dilation and length contraction are a thing, you know. So, I think it's logical to conclude from the apparent asymmetry between spatial coordination and the past-future antagonism that, while time is not necessarily an emergent thing (could be, but let's Occam razor this), certainly our perception of time is – whatever our brains do, they break time-inversion invariance. So there's nothing special about either the past or the future, a priori (well, if the SM has any say on this there IS, actually, I'm just being general); to put this in another perspective, try having a 'positronic brain' – swap protons by antiprotons, etc. What are the past and the future now?

    November 14, 2016
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  6. Alasdair MacAoidh said:

    Time doesn't exist, it was created by the Chinese to ruin American industry.

    November 14, 2016
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  7. Dytallix X said:

    imo the future and past only exist in the human mind. the universe is in constant state of movement and change; the human mind for some reason likes to take snapshots of events, but does the universe do that? no. the universe is in a constant flow of molecules and atoms changing and rearranging. it doesnt records events like a human mind does. however without these snapshots of change in our brains we would would wonder around with pur heads cut off. in conclusion, the memory bank in our minds is what gives us the illusion of time.

    November 14, 2016
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  8. Dytallix X said:

    imo the future and past only exist in the human mind. the universe is in constant state of movement and change; the human mind for some reason likes to take snapshots of events, but does the universe do that? no. the universe is in a constant flow of molecules and atoms changing and rearranging. it doesnt records events like a human mind does. however without these snapshots of change in our brains we would would wonder around with pur heads cut off. in conclusion, the memory bank in our minds is what gives us the illusion of time.

    November 14, 2016
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  9. iLL Pearce said:

    Every time we talk about time it's just a waste of time, time after time.

    November 14, 2016
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  10. Brandon Cornett said:

    I just look at everything in life about relativity but I also have psychopathy so it's easy for even people to be a relative thing to me. everything either is or it isn't based on the situation in which it exists.

    November 14, 2016
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  11. The Verbally Abusive Clown said:

    I've already seen this video.

    November 14, 2016
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  12. MikiMaki76 said:

    time it's the measure of how fast the entropy increase in a system. so it's an emergent property of matter, the ensemble of particles interacting become time.

    November 14, 2016
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  13. Chris Hawk said:

    Okay, so I have a question now: does the future actually exist? Is it "already written" or is it "written at the present time"?

    November 14, 2016
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  14. Gada101 said:

    "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually form a non-linear non-subjective viewpoint, its more like a big ball of…wibbly wobbly timey wimey ….stuff"

    -The Doctor

    November 14, 2016
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  15. DamonOfTheWind said:

    time does have a place in physics. It has to do with entropy.

    Take a deck of cards in new deck order. Assume this is the universe at a point in time, call it the big bang.

    Shuffle the deck. Now the deck is less orderly and more random. this is later point in time.

    Shuffle again. it is less orderly and more random.

    The more you shuffle the less orderly it is until it is completely randomized. It is also essentially impossible to get a deck into new deck order again by shuffling. This is entropy.

    Time moves toward entropy.

    November 14, 2016
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  16. sumandark8600 said:

    Non-deterministic quantum mechanics states that future events can't be known until they are experienced due to how quantum probabilities operate by creating information when wave-functions collapse but not before then, whereas past events can be known with absolute certainty since we have all of the information available to reverse-engineer them. Therefore it is fair to say that since information due to quantum processes increases as a function of time then time must be a real thing that separates the past and future via the separation point known as the present. The future is according to our currently accepted model of the physics of the universe indisputably distinguishable and different from the past. There is a clear distinction between the past and the future which is the amount of information contained within the universe.
    e.g. You can't accurately predict the outcome of a quantum event due to it's nature. But after it has occurred you can determine what has happened in the past based on the information available in the present. Therefore until an event crosses the boundary line between the future and the past, it is unknowable and multi-varied as opposed to the past which is singular and knowable.

    November 14, 2016
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  17. Bryan W said:

    most think of time as a straight line, or a tree (if you believe in multiverse), but time is likely neither a straight line, or web, or even a dimesnion like space is.
    it is, instead, a state machine that transitions from one state of entropy into a state of higher entropy.
    human "understanding" or better put our "perception" of time is closer to that of a observed consistency of electron pulses around a cesium atom. as that is what the basis of a second is centered around now-a-days.
    But just because we can give name to a thing, or assume a metric of measurement, does not mean that the thing we are observing or measuring is, in its truest nature, anything close to what we believe it to be.

    November 14, 2016
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  18. North Owl said:

    relative cycles due to position (perceived/interpreted in most cases)

    November 15, 2016
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  19. Alexandre Anderson said:

    Time doesn't exist save for the fact that we exist to experience what we collectively refer to as "time"… It's a byproduct of existence because without you being alive to feel, live with, and through the fundamental laws of the universe that create the illusion of "time", you would not know of this thing we refer to as "time" as you would not be alive to "witness", "feel", and "experience" it…

    To clarify; You do not age because time passes…. Instead, you age because of the fundamental laws that make up the universe…
    The atoms that make you who, or rather what you are, act according to these laws, which in turn effects the molecules those atoms make up.. And those molecules act a certain way that determine how your DNA is shaped… And then that DNA determines how individual cells are formed, reproduced, and the roles they fill in the culmination of being formed together to make you, what, and who you are as a living individual being on this planet… So to the point of "aging", well, that's really your cells doing what they were programmed to do by your DNA, which function as it does because of molecular bonding, which only occurs due to the fundamental laws that govern the universe, and how they interact with each other in this given environment, shaped and created by the same laws… You exist because of universal laws…. And so to say that these same laws that make it possible for you to exist, do not in turn effect you, or have effect on you, because you believe that it is a separate factor altogether that act's as what you perceive to be "time", is rather naive…

    This is why trying to find another planet for our species is pretty fucking challenging as it needs to have the exact same amount of each law in perfect balance with each other in order to at the very least mimic the environment that we evolved to exist within… But that's another conversation… Right now, what you need to know is that we experience "time" because we simply exist to do so, sort of speak (There is no divine force that determined our existence, and thus purpose… So don't think that I meant what I wrote in the sense that we were meant to feel and experience time because that would be ludicrous.. Rather, we simply do this because we simply exist… I'm sorry if that seems too dull for you, but it is what it is… Sometimes the truth is the simplest answer… It's not like the universe is that complex, why should our existence and how we exist be any different?)…

    November 15, 2016
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  20. Nic Neame said:

    Awesome topic! 😀

    November 15, 2016
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  21. Donza Thompson said:

    People who have no short term memory have no sense of time . But it could be that the mind itself is a deformity of nature, and those who have no short term memory actually experience time as it is . If our future is someone else's past as time changes over distance , it implies that we are all frozen in one moment of a universal simultaneous action

    November 15, 2016
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  22. Master Roshi said:

    Time is solely a measure of decay.

    November 15, 2016
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  23. BenjamĂ­n de Pablo said:

    take lsd…

    November 15, 2016
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  24. g cecg said:

    I would argue that, owing to the existence of energy and in accordance with the laws of thermodynamics (and other more complex physical principles), we have constant change (from the positions of sub-atomic particles to those of galaxies). Time is the human perception of that change and how we label it. Does that make time "real"? To us, it does. To the universe, perhaps not.

    November 15, 2016
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  25. nothing to see here said:

    Time is meaninglessness and yet it is all that exists.

    November 15, 2016
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  26. RDubya73 said:

    if time doesn't exist, how will rod Taylor defeat the morlocks?

    November 15, 2016
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  27. David Smithson said:

    You can't get away from linear structure within writing a novel. No matter how clever you might think you are, as there still must be one word before the other. And you can't express a simultaneous scene in a novel.
    If there isn't time, I don't understand how we could perceive that.
    If this interested you, see Garden of Forking Paths.

    November 15, 2016
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  28. unleashEd said:

    What if time does exist but not in a form we know it. 6yrs ago I stated an "theory" where I suggested that time and motion are same things.

    November 15, 2016
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  29. bamischijfje123 said:

    it is already in existance that we make a free choice on a certain moment in the future. The only thing is, when we make a different choice, than that was already in existance. To make a free choice, you have to rely on time. I think time does exist, it's only not as easy to understand as we thought it was

    November 15, 2016
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  30. L Barklie said:

    What about the laws of thermodynamics and the nature of entropy? Surely that introduces an arrow of time which creates the distinction between past and future.

    November 15, 2016
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  31. Landon Azbill said:

    I might be misinterpreting his language because it wasn't very rigorous, but I believe your line of logic is that because you can warp time such that two different points time occur at the same instance in time that implies that there is no real distinction between the past and future and therefore the idea of time seems (through this lens) is arbitrary. But could you not make that same argument for length and say that if space can be warped such that two points in space occur at the same point that that implies that the idea of length is arbitrary? And if you believe those two ideas are true (that length and time are arbitrary) then is space-time not arbitrary? And if so are GR and SR?

    November 16, 2016
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  32. James Jacobs said:

    I think your speaking from your previous assumptions of space and time and imposing them on the average person's point of view, which I think doesn't apply to most people. You would be amazed how many teenagers know about space-time and are aware of gravity's effect on time and space. I'm a substitute teacher and when I hear from students about traveling around a black hole will allow you to travel faster in time I know those science programs are making a difference in the students who who are thirsty about science. I'm sure you can counter my argument by bringing up the students who aren't motivated about science but you would still be wrong because most kids don't even make assumptions about how things work anymore. If they don't want to look up the answer they just don't care. Your too old to realize that most kids don't have any idea of how the universe works because it's probably too much work for them to study outside of school and unless they are motivated it's gonna have to wait till college.

    November 16, 2016
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  33. James Rhule said:

    so If time isn't real are we just making our lives commodities for the semblance of power in a seemingly mortal and mundane existence all in the name of order, economy and efficiency?

    November 16, 2016
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  34. Jersey Jer said:

    Time waits for no one. R.S.

    November 16, 2016
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  35. Robert K. Doyle said:

    16NV16…Let us not forget it is Earth Time we are stuck with. It is based upon OUR thinking. It does make one wonder, hmmmm!

    November 16, 2016
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  36. tehf00n said:

    Time was invented by Sundial salesmen.

    November 16, 2016
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  37. Voltaire said:

    We also have a profound experience that the Sun raises every morning.

    November 17, 2016
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  38. James Stephenson said:

    Wow. Not a lot actually said in this video.

    November 17, 2016
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  39. Ricard Jensen said:

    I think time only exist with movement, or rather the effect or perception of time. If there is such a thing as something that is completely stationary, not moving, not rotating, around itself, around an axis around the center of the galaxy or expanding outwards from the center of universe, then yes time does not exist. If everything was perfectly stationary, time wouldn't exist. Future = movement towards. Past = Path from origin.

    November 18, 2016
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  40. Himangsu Sekhar Pal said:

    https://sekharpal.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/on-god-and-time/

    https://sekharpal.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/spaceless-and-timeless-god-and-quantum-entanglement/

    November 19, 2016
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  41. Singularity Bound said:

    The intuition part about Earth seeming flat vs reality..really good.

    November 19, 2016
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  42. InfiniteCyclus said:

    you need time for interaction between particles..

    November 22, 2016
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  43. InfiniteCyclus said:

    Time is local.

    November 22, 2016
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  44. The Guy from TX said:

    Believe it or not the Punisher led me here.

    November 26, 2016
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  45. diy561 said:

    Guy at work said that "time doesn't exist and that its only an illusion". I said," I hope the lady in payroll doesn't share your philosophy."
    Seems silly to me to dismiss the existence of something because it is not tangible or that it maybe contingent on other things like material existence or the interface between an observer and his environment.

    November 27, 2016
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  46. shrdlu said:

    Time is just a social construct!

    December 1, 2016
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  47. GosumassB said:

    One simple movement is time, it cannot ever be undone.

    December 2, 2016
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  48. Rafael Caceres said:

    Boring

    December 9, 2016
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  49. Cansu Sarı said:

    Can you activate that option of community contribution (subtitles) for that video?

    January 8, 2017
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  50. Marky mark said:

    The truth doesn't care about your feelings. Your subjective opinions on whether time does or doesn't exist doesn't change any future experimental evidence on the matter. This guy is telling scientists that their views are provisional… You don't have to tell them that, their entire academic career has centered around this fact already.

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  51. Eliseo Rojas said:

    Of course time exist, from the beginning of the Big Bang creation to the presence

    February 14, 2017
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  52. SuperRustyTrumbone said:

    sooo, height, width and length doesnt exist?

    February 16, 2017
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  53. Michael Silas Taradhron said:

    And yet, the future is different from the past, in that entropy will have increased.

    February 16, 2017
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  54. Christopher Nielsen said:

    Pathologizing every day activities is a cheap way to promote one's self.

    February 22, 2017
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  55. 3D4Ureel said:

    If it exists or not, only time will tell

    February 25, 2017
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  56. matriaxpunk said:

    Dr. Manhattan approves

    March 13, 2017
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  57. Wayne Shaw said:

    time in a broader sense is a measure and or observation of atrophy from a point of lessor to greater.

    April 6, 2017
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  58. mj91212 said:

    There are a shit ton of problems with this arguement, but the most obvious one is that belief in the existence of time is a "gut-feeling", to use his words, and as such is entirely subjective and generally the same as believing that you live on a flat, immobile plain.

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  59. KzDM said:

    Watch makers invented time a long time ago. That's why we identify history before this invention as B.C. (Before Clock).

    April 18, 2017
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  60. Controversy Owl said:

    I hope that time doesn't exist because, otherwise, it would mean that I'm watching this video at 2:30 in the morning.

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  61. carbon1479 said:

    Saying something doesn't exist these days seems like the new way of saying 'we've solved it' without actually solving anything.

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  62. MrRandompersondude1 said:

    Just my two cents, but it would seem to me that time is a convention, as is direction. These conventions are useful to use because of how we use them, in order for me to tell you that 2nd street is north of 1st, we have to agree on the direction of north, in order for us to meet at the intersection of 2nd and blank street at a given time we must agree on a conceived notion as to what time it happens to be. This convention is useful, but only because we have made a use for it.
    Really, time is the measurement of the motion of a constant around a circle, the point at the edge of the clock measured in 60 degrees, of which are split into 1/60 and we call each of those a second, and because this constant is used conventionally around the world you and I can meet at an arbitrary location at an arbitrary time.

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  63. rilka top said:

    what you really feel, experienced is not truely reflex the true reality, that’s all~~~

    for example, there is no RGB color in true reality, they are just the frequency of photons… color exists only in your brain, and your brain tells you red is red color, blue is blue~ brain can’t tell you what is the color outside visible light… color is illusion of your brain product, time also the same stuff…..

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  64. Gabriel Bizzlebop said:

    Question:

    1) Does space-time actually exist or is it still a theory?

    2) If the idea of space-time is that space and time are woven into one fabric on the 4th dimension (whatever that means), does that mean that anything that takes up space (from a particle to a planet) also takes up all the time that particular object will encompass, thus meaning that everything in life is truly fixed or scripted?

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  65. AdvengersOdyssey said:

    All i know is that we have not done time travel yet, those stories are bullshit

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  66. Sem Nome said:

    "Time", the way I see it, is more of a question of semantics than anything else. Fo example, we call "person" to a whole collection of instances of such being, without having to name the different individual instances with independent addresses. In a similar manner there is no need, beyond the practical everyday use of time, to address " space" as "space-time". Space is just one thing, one identity. I could argue that space itself doesn't exist either, what exists are the things hoovering around. Maybe these things are space itself. What do I know?

    Words, and what they try to represent, changes and flickers without framing perfectly reality, leaving things out or having holes in. That's all I got: Maya.

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  67. Vayne Carudas Solidor said:

    simple…. there's space and there's causality! shit happens on space, but there's absolutely no "past" or "future" stored inside some cosmic fucking hdd/ssd for you to travel to! what happened, happened, no way to go back, because there's no "back", there's only space and causality!

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  68. Bruno Xavier Leite said:

    There's only "time" because there is movement (everything in existence is constantly moving and changing) and we have memory. Thus time is a fabricated concept. Without our memory capable of storing info about previous states of data we would never come to the conclusion that there's a time dimension. A conclusion that is fundamentally wrong.

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  69. Gali Lio said:

    k the point is that if we look to time as concept… it's basically the condensed logical sequence happened to transition lets say to energy from form to form… so we can't say time exist… but we can just say that there's a logical sequence and we observe them so we feel time… and for so yeah… past… future… time bending… are false ideas .

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  70. Libra The Fool said:

    Time is an illusion, we created this illusion to use it as a coordinate system. Everything happens now, and there is no time travel in my opinion.

    January 24, 2018
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  71. Marmalade Stex1591 said:

    I am starting to question the Existence of Time as I know it or how I have been taught to know it!, This is Why!, I am struggling to Comprehend an Absolute Starting Point for Everything!, Over Years I have been taught Starting Points like 1 In Numbers or January in the Year or Sunday/Monday in the Week!, I personally have Discounted Religious Answers at this Sector of My Life Cycle even though I was Brought Up in a very Religious Family bordering on Dictatorial!, I do not wish to Offend anyone this is just My Humble View/Opinion!.

    February 16, 2018
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  72. Trevor Ruth said:

    Time doesn’t exist because everything that has ever happened and ever will happen is happening “right now”. The light just hasn’t reached us yet. Just as there are infinite 2 dimensional objects within a three dimensional object, and if a 2 dimensional object was looking at a 3 dimensional object it would see a 2 dimensional object, because it could not comprehend a 3rd dimension. In this sense we experience infinite “moments of time” that make up a greater dimensional object that we will never see because it is beyond our comprehension. Hope this helps and sorry for the comma splices

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  73. Jak Dexter said:

    Wasn’t time created by historian in order to mark down events happening? It makes me think that the beginning of time is the beginning of the first historian who created it by recording an event. In conclusion time doesn’t exist but was created.

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  74. sengin said:

    does time exist for an astronaut on the iss ? i think not…time is a illusion, movement is real. Everything moves and changes thats "time."

    March 16, 2018
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  75. Da Koos said:

    Up and down has nothing to do with gravity. It is relative to perception. I can point up or down or left anywhere in the universe.

    Bad physicists want you to think that you are stupid so that they sound smart.

    March 18, 2018
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  76. wesley rodgers said:

    Time us our perception of entropy.

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  77. TheManCybo said:

    How much money this guy take for this BS?

    April 16, 2018
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  78. Jurij Zagorc said:

    time is measuring unit of particle movement

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  79. H. said:

    He didn't really
 Give a direct answer


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  80. Venkatesh babu said:

    When something changes it is a measure of time.

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  81. Focus Addiction said:

    You can clearly realise this isn't a physicist. He obviously did not understand a thing about relativity.

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  82. bears 25 said:

    Is chemical reactions a representation of time…. or is time just a tool we use as an indicator or both

    July 6, 2018
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  83. Abhaya Tripathi said:

    The time you think sir it's a mechanical time which humans made not original

    July 15, 2018
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  84. AjaxWallpapers said:

    Time is (for use humans and the human brain) the order of our memories

    July 23, 2018
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  85. antwalk 777 said:

    The same way we create a God to repent for bad things. We also create time to give each other relevance. What good is time to the sun always on its shining path.

    September 8, 2018
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  86. Andrei White said:

    my opinion is that time doesn't actually exist and we, humans have created it. we basically divided the the earth's travel around the sun. and we came to the conclusion that it is made through 365 days and nights. after that we divided each day into 24 hours. but guess what? we could divide it into 25 hours. because this principle is relative to us, humans and we could divide this earth's journey around the sun into as many hours and minutes we would want. (sorry for my english)

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  87. jbyeats said:

    Time does NOT EXIST .
    CHANGE exists , and in order to understand that Change better ,
    humans invented this concept or template , which we call TIME .
    Outside of our minds , in the external Universe , this concept which we know as TIME
    does not exist. All that exists is change .
    Talking about going back in Time is total nonsense .
    How can you UNCHANGE what has already CHANGED.
    Unlike Space , which is part of nature , the concept of TIME is a man made concept .

    January 16, 2019
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  88. jbyeats said:

    This man speaks at length about TIme , as if it does indeed exist ,and he links it directly to Space. However Space or the physical dimensions in which our Solar System operates
    does exist independent of our minds and we can move about it freely .
    We are NOT able to do that with TIME , because Time is a human creation or template
    which we have applied to change , so that we can understand , measure & quantify it.
    The reason we can NOT go back in TIME is because we can not UNCHANGE that which already has CHANGED.

    January 16, 2019
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  89. Lewis T said:

    This frustrates me because the truth is so obvious. There's mass. There's movement. There are iterations in our mind that are like individual frames of animation in a Pixar movie. In each iteration, you may observe that some masses (objects) move a further distance away from their previous location than other masses do. The concept of time allows human beings to put these movements into a mental framework that provides a capacity for measurement and structure. That's it. Seriously. Why is that so hard to understand?

    January 20, 2019
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  90. The Ninjassasin said:

    Ain’t nobody got time from that

    April 5, 2019
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  91. Sheela murugan said:

    Time is commonly running measurement which is commonly for all to calculate their age
    Oldness
    Time only exist in our experience

    April 14, 2019
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  92. redmotherfive said:

    A century? Try the Ancient Greeks hombre.

    May 31, 2019
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  93. Aaron Washington said:

    I am willing to concede that time does actually exist. My point of disagreement is in how time behaves and how time functions. My argument would be based on the concept of the poincare recurrence that time does not behave as a straight line but instead behave in the same regard as the orbit of the earth: a circle.

    July 19, 2019
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  94. Khurty Ramudu said:

    How does one explain ageing if time truly were to not exist?

    August 11, 2019
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  95. Little Skittle said:

    I think we are just wondering about it…And until we seize to wonder about it…we are just going to keep wondering…So, maybe a song about it…Would be a nice alternative to the annoying garble that this old lemon has to dish out.

    August 22, 2019
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  96. Little Skittle said:

    What are y'all two years old? SERIOUSLY!!!

    August 22, 2019
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  97. Edward Shipman said:

    Time was not made up….it was realized. Time, Space, Matter always existed at the same time. Time and matter without space… . .Where would everything go? Space and Matter without time?….
    When would everything go? Space and Time without matter……What would everything go?

    August 29, 2019
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  98. Antheas Downward said:

    What everyone is failing to realise is that time only exists subjective to ones motion, location, perspective. Its a subjective matter.

    It does not exist objectively.

    September 21, 2019
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  99. Mr Magoo said:

    Man created time because man is mortal.

    October 7, 2019
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  100. Antti Katainen said:

    What is time? ”is” includes time so question doesnt make sense. Neither answers including verbs.

    October 17, 2019
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