Time is just a human concept.It really doesn't exist.

Kochi, India
April 28, 2013 10:34am CST
Sorry but it only exists in our mind.It is just an illusion created due the motion of matter. Before the big bang there was no time,there was only emptiness.There was no time.Space was always been there(ok ok..space is made of strings blah blah).But it doesn't matter if it had always been there or not,because it is nothingness only,why should we fight over the existence of nothingness? There was no matter only a small ball of potential,which was static.There was no motion of anything inside or outside it.Time is not an entity which came into existence due to the big bang,it was in fact,caused due to the motion of particles after The Big bang. What do u guys think? I think god just lost his place in the Universe. Then again..Does the Space exist?
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
28 Apr 13
It is all so totally confusing. I have made a choice to believe and respond to what my senses tell me and where my mind tells me I am and all the rest of it I will treat as a dream of which I am aware but unsure wether it is true or false. Since I have no control over this reality I will stay in the NOW and let the rest alone. I have a hunch that things come and go, are and are not according to rules of which mankind is only starting to be aware of. Energy is the basic force and all material things, flow within that energy source, is there a mind conducting all this play? I think there is more an action and reaction at the bottom of this mystery. I am little more than dust.
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
28 Apr 13
It's hard to think about time as a basic value in our universe. We need to describe it in different things we can maybe understand or see... How can we do it ? I don't know, but, we manage our life and make predictions and plans according to it. We set appointments, we set events and record history to learn and remember things for the future. It works if we understand how things work and act accordingly, taking in account everything. Well, if you only see life as here and now, you miss something that defines you. Your history, your dreams and plans for the future...think about it.
• Kochi, India
28 Apr 13
hi savy Is there a mind controlling all this?..uhmm..we can't be sure.But don't you think, this belief is slowing our scientific progress and understanding?If everyone including me and you firmly believed that god created all this,we wouldn't have come this far. It is only because some people questioned the 'God theory',we came to know so much about those other galaxies and all.Before hubble did anyone had any clue that our universe had billions and billions of galaxies.Now they tell us that,God created these galaxies,quasars,blackholes and all. To be on the safer side we should all believe in God,what if he/she/it really exists and is kind as we think him to be.
• Kochi, India
28 Apr 13
Hi Stringer It is so hard to explain.Everything is in our mind our memory. [b]"I don't know, but, we manage our life and make predictions and plans according to it. We set appointments, we set events and record history to learn and remember things for the future. It works if we understand how things work and act accordingly, taking in account everything. Well, if you only see life as here and now, you miss something that defines you. Your history, your dreams and plans for the future...think about it."[/b] What I meant by "time doesn't exist" is that,..Time is not a dimension it is only a measure of movement of matter inside the universe.It is a scale rather than a distance. Before big bang there was no time,it doesn't mean that if you go back to a time 'before'(which isn't there) big bang with a watch in our hand,the watch won't stop.Thats because there is something in the Universe that is moving,the watch. Did you get the idea?
@robspeakman (1705)
28 Apr 13
You say time is a human concept and only exists in our mind... You then that it is an illusion created due to the motion of matter. This is not true, This is how your mind sees it. Time, or to give it it's correct term SPACE TIME is not a human concept, it is real It is a measure between THEN and NOW or TODAY and TOMORROW. You are very slightly right - Our measurement of time is a human concept - The minutes, hours and days. Our Universe is 14 billions years old, that length of time can not be quantified by our puny grasp of time. You have to look beyond a God when attempting to understand the Universe
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• Canada
28 Apr 13
I just wanted to address the actual title of this discussion, "time is just a human concept and it doesn't really exist," what I was trying to say is that TIME as we know it... in minutes, hours, days... is not an illusion but a structure that we have created in order to mark the passing of events. Time does exist but differently then how we perceive it, but this does not make it an illusion it just makes it a perspective that we use so that we can perceive life events in a better way. So, I guess that is the short of the long.
@aabuda (1725)
• Philippines
28 Apr 13
I think time and space exist because of our existence. If we are not here, then nothing will be here. Just simple as that.
@Pegasus72 (1900)
28 Apr 13
If time didn't exist we would not age.
• Canada
29 Apr 13
Why must age be relative to time? Just curious. The only reason you say this is because the main tool for measuring age is through time. But does it have to be so? We can age even without time. For it is the passing of events that make us "age." It is: learning to walk, learning to talk, learning language, learning tools, learning problem solving, learning the mechanics of romance, learning how to drive, learning how to date, learning how to further our careers, and learning how to be a proper parent. All of these things are not measured by our age, but by our expertise which comes in time right? Or does it come with the events of maturity? I think it is the later. The more experience we obtained, the more mature we get and we get experience not through time, but with the passing of events that mould us and those events are only relative to the time that you are thinking of because that is the only way we know how to measure and tag our life events. Furthermore, maturity is not determined by time, but rather by will, thinking, and development.
@stringer321 (3707)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
28 Apr 13
There are at least 3 values in physics that are basic and those are Mass, Distance and Time. The time is just there and it even behaves differently in different situations. If something moves very fast, time will pass slower on it. Take for example, someone who flies to a different star, hangs out there, and after a while, he will get back to earth, his clock measured a certain time amount of time while on earth, we all waited for him a different amount of time. That's very weird. Time is a mystery for me and I don't always get along with it. I plan something and I find I don't have enough time to complete what I wanted to do. When I sleep, I don't feel how fast time passes and when I need to get to work, I somehow can always use another minute before getting out...
• Kochi, India
28 Apr 13
Hi Stringer That is definitely weird.Thats again reinforces the fact that,time is not as relevant as we thought it to be.It is somewhat like gravity,while gravity depends upon the object's size and composition(correct me if I am wrong,I have my doubts),Time depends upon its speed.Since everybody is travelling with the earth,solar system and the galaxy milky way,our speeds can be considered the same.That is why all of us on this planet experience the same time. If all of us had different velocities,we would have been be experiencing different duration of time,and it would have been perfectly sane for us to think about it that way. We take way too many things for granted,it is because of that we are not able to comprehend new ideas(right or wrong).Time is one of those things.
@mythociate (16265)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
21 Aug 15
It is a dimension, a unit of measurement.
@clrumfelt (5439)
• United States
5 May 13
What a wonderful thought. That means that procrastination if just a figment of my imagination and there's no reason to stress over it. Thanks.
@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 13
Too deep for me....
@ARIES1973 (9535)
• Legaspi, Philippines
29 Apr 13
This is a very good discussion and although discussions like this surely make my nose bleeds...again and again, I could say this is a discussion for highly intelligent people, he he. I am a Roman Catholic and I always believe on what is written in the Bible. Have a wonderful day!
• Philippines
29 Apr 13
Nice concept, but i think it is hard to think things like this because it is infinite, maybe your right about the time, but the space is very difficult to think since there is no specific data or details of the existence of space and so the time. Science also can not explain out that things all they can do is make theories and there are some theories that don't have evidence.
@celticeagle (122945)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Apr 13
Some of what you say does make sense. I think we had to develope the 24 hour time thing to live a decent life. Sure space exists. The universe is vast and infinite. We have to have something to measure it all by.