PhilX asked - Which way is time moving?

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PhilX asked - Which way is time moving?

Post by attofishpi » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:43 am

It appears this thread originally created by Philosophy Explorer was removed, without any consultation to me - a responder to the thread, so here it is in all its glory.
Philosophy Explorer wrote:Assuming it moves. Is it going forwards, backwards, forwards and backwards? What is its true nature?
Which way is time moving?

This article may stimulate discussion:
http://3tags.org/article/does-time-only ... e-observer
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Time doesn't move. Time simply exists where there is an event. In a true moment of time, if there is not an event, not an electron spinning, a photon emitting then there is no TIME (reversed EMIT). So time is a construct humans have created to synchronise the occurrence of events, allowing us to make accurate measurements.
I think 100 attoseconds was the smallest unit of time we have thus far managed to measure.

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Re: PhilX asked - Which way is time moving?

Post by Harbal » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:57 pm

attofishpi wrote: I think 100 attoseconds was the smallest unit of time we have thus far managed to measure.
If you measure the smallest amount of something that you can, how could you possibly know in can be divided into 100 even smaller amounts?

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Re: PhilX asked - Which way is time moving?

Post by attofishpi » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:57 am

Harbal wrote:
attofishpi wrote: I think 100 attoseconds was the smallest unit of time we have thus far managed to measure.
If you measure the smallest amount of something that you can, how could you possibly know in can be divided into 100 even smaller amounts?
When scientists are saying they have measured the smallest unit of time thus far, they are limited by the technology - using lasers - to come up with this figure. Not only is it likely that time can be measured at an even lower fraction of an atto second, it could possibly go sub atto -to the zepto units.

The experiment that reported the 100 attosecond figure was performed many years ago, i read it on BBC science section. One could probably do the maths - but from memory of the article, if 100 attoseconds was stretched to one second, then the second would last something of the order of 3 billion years, which gives us an idea of just how tiny a time scale these boffins have measured.

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Post by Harbal » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:36 am

My point is: How can you have a hundred of something before you've found one of it?

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Re: PhilX asked - Which way is time moving?

Post by attofishpi » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:45 am

Harbal wrote:My point is: How can you have a hundred of something before you've found one of it?
Harbal, dealing with you i'm not sure if i'm supposed to laugh on this point.

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