No Time - Like the Present

It seems that there is no argument about the fact that Now exists everywhere Now, and that Now keeps on changing. Now the sun is shining, a large cloud moves in front, and Now the sun isn’t shining.

Now I feel OK, I drink a tot of whisky and Now I feel much better.

The clock on the wall tells me it is 8.26 Now and as I look at it – the clock tells me that it is 8.27 Now. It seems as if a minute of Time has passed. I go for a coffee and a digestive biscuit and I return an hour later and regret that I seem to have wasted a whole hour of Time. Perhaps I should re read my edition of Time Management.

Perhaps I need to reconsider my extravagant use of Coffee Time and reduce Coffee Time by half – which would mean twice the number of Coffee Times that could be packed into a day. But does this mean that a day could be 48 Coffee Times or 24 Coffee Times. There is, of course a problem, I am asleep for eight hours of Time which means that a day could only be 16 or 32 Coffee Times. There is another big problem – why on earth should I dream up this arbitrary way of measuring Time – after all Time is Time and not some arbitrary measurement – or is it ?

Could it be that we exist in a world without Time where only a constantly changing Now exists without a past or a future, and where Time is just an arbitrary concept we have dreamed up to try to make sense of all the changes to Now as they keep on occurring.

So lets consider the day divided into hours, minutes and seconds and we can see that hours, minutes and seconds do not exist independently from change. What exists is the constantly changing Now alongside a convenient series of concepts that we have invented to monitor the constantly changing Now. The change occuring Now is the spinning of the planet and we have conveniently invented the concept of day to make sense of this change. Perhaps it would be equally as valid to replace the concept of day with a concept of a Revolve. The hour and minute could then be ditched in favour of the newly invented concep of a Percentage of Revolve (PofR) which could be equally as valid as both hour and minute.

The arguement here is that Time is a convenient concept that we have invented to make sence of the ever changing Now. Time does not exist except as a convenient human mental invention.

From Wikipedia - Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in an apparently irreversible succession from the past, through the present, into the future.

Two contrasting viewpoints on time divide prominent philosophers. One view is that time is part of the fundamental structure of the universe – a dimension independent of events, in which events occur in sequence. Isaac Newton subscribed to this realist view, and hence it is sometimes referred to as Newtonian time.[55][56] The opposing view is that time does not refer to any kind of "container" that events and objects "move through", nor to any entity that "flows", but that it is instead part of a fundamental intellectual structure (together with space and number) within which humans sequence and compare events. This second view, in the tradition of Gottfried Leibniz[15] and Immanuel Kant,[57][58] holds that time is neither an event nor a thing, and thus is not itself measurable nor can it be travelled.


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