Does time exist?

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Cornering physical reality

To us human beings, the physical reality
appears to be made of
The expression "appears to" is used rather than the expression "is made of" because the latter suggests and at same time asserts that objects made of mass do not need our concept of time to exist.

In the gravimotion world, which is an interpretation of Nature that departs from traditional thinking, matter's mass is not inert, it is instead occurring dynamically.
material objects and non-material phenomenon. We may assert with certainty that material objects as well as non-material phenomenon when physically touched or felt, or seen, or heard by our material human body are real, or exist in the sense of being part of reality.

Conversely our human mental concepts that cannot be sensed physically by our human physical body are not part of reality or do not exist in reality.

Note that our human very mental activities are real entities, as they involve physical (chemical or electrical) signals within our brains. The contents of these mental activities though, which are expressed with words, might or might not be coinciding to reality; the meaning of the word reality being specifically coinciding to above 2 paragraph's description.

Here are physical things that we can perceive and are part of reality.

The stars that we see shining in the night sky, the light of the sun that is burning our skin, material objects that we can touch, the air that we breathe, motion that we feel with our body when sitting in an accelerating car or when in a plane taking off, gravity that is binding us to the ground, all these that our material human bodies sense physically as just emphasized in bold, are all physical; all are real in the sense of part of reality.

Note that light, motion and gravity that are felt by our human bodies, all three are non-material physical entities as compared to material entities such as material objects and air for instance. These 3 non-material physical entities maybe at the origin of our human belief that non-material time is also an entity that has to be accounted for. And to add to the confusion some people think that motion is not a physical entity, an objection dismissed below.

How does non-material time, differs from non-material entities that are light, motion and gravity?

A does-time-exist-clock, which hands are question marks! Time involves no physical texture that our human senses could tackle physically as we do for light rays, motion and gravity.

Clocks have no physical connection whatsoever with our concept of time; some clocks may run fast other may be slow showing their mechanisms have nothing to do with our concept of time. And because our (so called) aging is running on biological processes such as the physical duplication of cells you and I aren't consuming any of that concept of time of ours in order to get older!

Even though Richard Feynman suggested that time is something running independently of everything else, time is not something.

If time is but a fallacy, a real entity that we human can perceive must occur behind that fallacy.

The 24 hours day, is coinciding to Earth's rotational motion on itself, and a year is coinciding to Earth's rotational motion around our Sun.

Time is a human mental byproduct of that physical entity motion. An argument against this interpretation might be the arrow of time. Yet just as there is no way to eradicate any (alleged) past time, once a physical move occurred there is no way to eradicate the occurrence of that move.

In the end, whether mechanical, electrical or atomic, the display of any clock is occurring through a motion mechanism set to be in sync with Earth's own revolution rather than with (our idea) of time.

Motion relativity ... and ... motion reality

Einstein's relativity, which states that motion is relative, infers that motion is elusive and as such that motion is not a physical phenomenon. The definition of speed involving 2 factors foreign to motion (miles / hour) accentuates such belief that motion is nonexistent. Yet Einstein's motion is relative with respect to an observer, and motion being observed mandates motion real occurrence.

Heat is a phenomenon that we human are feeling with our human skin; the air temperature coincides to the motion of the air molecules; the faster the motion of the air molecules the hotter the air and the less confortable we feel. That very unconfortable feeling of heat is proof motion does occur physically.
Motion also occurs as pure motion that is not involving matter; because light has no mass, while travelling between Sun and Earth light is pure motion; and the sun light just as the air temperature may burn our skin.

In short, motion observation that is motion relativity and motion reality rather than being incompatible are both integral part of reality.

And here is physical proof that motion takes over our concept of time

Einstein's famous time dilation has been verified experimentally. Two atomic clocks side by side provide the exact same time for months at a time. Yet when one of such 2 clocks is sent flying around the globe, the time it displays when landing has been modified with respect to the clock kept still on the ground. And the time difference, called time dilation, is precisely that predicted by Einstein's mathematics.

Following is an interpretation, which even though evident, has never been mentioned in science prior to this writing.

Whether it be a grandfather, a mechanical, electric or atomic, a clock is always animated by an internal motion mechanism; atomic clocks are using the vibrations of subatomic particles for their internal motion mechanism.
This writer thinks that the very overall motion of the flying clock that is the motion of the plane is impacting that clock internal motion mechanism; on the other hand, the grounded clock internal motion mechanism remains running at the same rate while at-rest on Earth; once reunified the clocks respective displays are now differing.
This simple clock-overall-motion/clock-internal-motion interaction is the physical reality occurring behind so called time dilation
And this thinking is based on
Newton's first law, which states that any physical motion unless acted upon will remain unchanged.
Actually Newton's first law reads: any object will remain at rest or in uniform and linear motion unless acted upon by external force; the text that is following the underlined words Newton's first law in this internet page generalizes this law while rendering it much more explicit.
  1. The text, proposed in the page you are reading, first generalizes the law in that it applies to all motions whether linear or not unless acted upon; for instance the non linear rotational motion of Earth around the sun will continue unchanged as long as the conditions, such as the Sun's gravity, remain unchanged.
  2. Another generalization is that the law now applies to all types of motions, whether the motion considered involves mass or not as is the case of light's motion.
  3. In science the inertia of any material object in linear motion is what is maintaining that object linear motion unchanged; in gravimotion interpretation of Nature, motion is the ultimate cause of itself; inertia, which by the way cannot be measured and is not assigned any unit of measure in science, is dismissed; without inertia the law becomes simpler and much more explicit; unchanged motion is self sufficient.
  4. Then the text proposed here is more specific in that the 2 words at rest have been removed; there is no absolute rest in gravimotion interpretation of Nature; everything is in motion along the expansion of the Universe.
  5. As shown in this interpretion of time dilation, external motion rather than force is modifying any motion within; such evidence renders the law much more explicit; in gravimotion interpretation of Nature motions only and only interactions between motions are occurring. The concept of force is dismissed, motion and restrained motion do the job.
All in all, while using almost identical language, the text that follows Newton's first law in this web page differs drastically from the conventional worded interpretation of it.
Our human mental concept of time ends up being a blunder which, let's face it, is nevertheless extremely convenient in our day to day lives.
And all of above is only highlighting Newton's and Einstein's exquisite minds and thinkings.

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