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#31 homeboyrocketshoulders

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 09:00

Its time to kick ass and chew bubble gum.


#32 Bubblex

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 12:25

If the earth turn around self is integer times corresponding the time around sun.

It will no need to set "leap year"

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 12:31

whatever it is , its convention :)

#34 Aldur82

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 12:35

The units of time (hours, minutes, seconds, etc.) are a human invention, but time itself is a fundamental aspect of the universe.


Time is a completely human invention, there's nothing fundamental about it. What people think of as a 'fundamental aspect of the universe' is actually entropy

#35 BeerFan

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 14:35

The units of time (hours, minutes, seconds, etc.) are a human invention, but time itself is a fundamental aspect of the universe.


True. But the original question is still invalid, because putting a specific label on the amount of time passed since event x is always introducing an artificial, meaningless element.

#36 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 15:11

To make up for this lost time, we of course have added the idea of a "leap year" in which every 4 years we add an extra day. But if you do the math, that "leap year" does not fully account for every last second & as time continues to add... Those seconds become minutes, hours, days.... And of course, what about all the years before the calender included a "leap year"....

Err - do you not know why we have a leap year?

We say there are 365 days in the year and by this we mean that it takes the earth 365 days to make its annual trip around the sun. Actually, though, it takes the earth 365-1/4 days to make this trip. This means that every year we gain one-fourth of a day and every four years we gain one full day.
If we did nothing about this, our calendar would move backward one full day every four years relative to our seasons. To keep this from happening, we capture the extra day every four years and put it into our smallest month, February.

Something like that.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 21:51

^ I wonder what year & daily time Humans would use, if perhaps Mars was colonized ... ;)

#38 episode

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 21:58

Stardate 64317.5

#39 COKid

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 22:04

It's Howdy Doody Time!

#40 Yusuf M.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 22:10

The de facto calender is the Gregorian calender. As of this post, the current time is 5:10pm Sunday (EST).

#41 SkyDX

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 22:21

Does it really matters what time it really is, or in what year are we on? Life goes on, without any hitch on my side.


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#42 DigitalE

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 22:31

Time is a completely human invention, there's nothing fundamental about it. What people think of as a 'fundamental aspect of the universe' is actually entropy

OK, I'd like to see you get rid of time.

#43 Taliseian

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 22:37

As I was walking down the street one day
A man came up to me and asked me what
The time was that was on my watch, yeah...And I said

(I don't) Does anybody really know what time it is
(Care) Does anybody really care (about time)
If so I can't imagine why (Oh no, no)
We've all got time enough to cry

And I was walking down the street one day
A pretty lady looked at me
And said her diamond watch had stopped cold dead...And I said

(I don't) Does anybody really know what time it is
(Care) Does anybody really care (about time)
If so I can't imagine why (Oh no, no)
We've all got time enough to cry

And I was walking down the street one day
Being pushed and shoved by people trying to
Beat the clock, oh, no I just don't know
I don't know, and I said, yes I said

(Background:)
People runnin' everywhere
Don't know where to go
Don't know where I am
Can't see past the next step
Don't have time to think past the last mile
Have no time to look around
Just run around, run around and think why

(I don't) Does anybody really know what time it is
(Care) Does anybody really care (about time)
If so I can't imagine why (Oh no, no)
We've all got time enough to die
Everybody's working (I don't) I don't care (About time)
About time (Oh no, no) I don't care



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#44 insanelyapple

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 22:38

according to new earth time clock - 354º45'00"

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 22:51

As a species we invented time. If we choose to change it around, move it, reverse it or whatever it's our doing as this has no effect on anyone/thing else.