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How logic alone may prove that time doesn’t exist


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Modern physics suggests time may be an illusion. Einstein’s theory of relativity, for example, suggests the universe is a static, four-dimensional block that contains all of space and time simultaneously – with no special “now”.

What’s the future to one observer, is the past to another. That means time doesn’t flow from past to future, as we experience it.

This clashes with how time is conceptualised in other areas of physics, such as quantum mechanics, however. So is time an illusion or not? One approach to find out would be to try to prove that time is unreal using logic alone.

https://theconversation.com/how-logic-alone-may-prove-that-time-doesnt-exist-227817

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Time is a physical reality. The matter that nobody can really define it, does not mean that it does not exists.
Entropy can be negative (in an open system) at the expenses of the universe. On the other hand, time can not be negative. So time and entropy are not the same.
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Surely time would exist even when humans do not. It's how we describe or quantify it that may be different.
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Philosophers have too much time on their hands clearly.😀

Time represents the unit of measure between two events . At cosmic scale it represents the birth life and death of all celestial objects, therefore linear and unidirectional .

 

 

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Time may be a quantity like matter that is quantized.  Instead of a movie, the universe may be like a series of still photographs.  Instead of continuous motion like a movie, we jump from one very close still photograph to another in the smallest quantum of time. Then as Einstein might have thought, all of the still photographs still exist in some sort of cosmic stack. Maybe if you knew how, you could move backwards or sideways through those quantum instant photos.

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If all of time exists then maybe moving through time is unnecessary for the universe to function. Although seeing into the future would be no harder than remembering the past, which we cannot do.

This suggests to me there is time and it only moves one way?

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