They say time is money and anyone who helps others save time has the potential to earn the currencies of the world. Totally true though how significant that is is up to each individuals. We cannot control time although we can control the way we use our time. What is more significant though is how limited we have of this commodity which we call time. The recent earthquakes illustrate that. The recent sicknesses we have had illustrate that. Although … more
Carl Sandburg US biographer & poet (1878 - 1967) "Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you." As we come to the end of another year and think about New Year's Resolutions the subject of "time" immediately comes to mind. For me the above quotation from Carl Sandburg seems to succinctly sum up the predicament … more
We may squander away the money and we see the aftereffects. With time though, it simply slips by, bit by bit, day by day, until one day when we finally realized how much time has gone by. Oh no, it's too late then! We missed all those opportunities. It's been said "We are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss"... We lose time, we lose opportunities, and we lose our chance to define ourselves right! It's time to take stock of time. Real important, must remember this … more
Time is a component of the measuring system used to sequence events, to compare the durations of events and the intervals between them, and to quantify the motions of objects. Time has been a major subject of religion, philosophy, and science, but defining it in a non-controversial manner applicable to all fields of study has consistently eluded the greatest scholars.
In physics as well as in other sciences, time is considered one of the few fundamental quantities. Time is used to define other quantities – such as velocity – so defining time in terms of such quantities would result in circularity of definition. An operational definition of time, wherein one says that observing a certain number of repetitions of one or another standard cyclical event (such as the passage of a free-swinging pendulum) constitutes one standard unit such as the second, is highly useful in the conduct of both advanced experiments and everyday affairs of life. The operational definition leaves aside the question whether there is something called time, apart from the counting activity just mentioned, that flows and that can be measured. Investigations of a single continuum called spacetime bring questions about space into questions about time, questions that have their roots in the works of early students of natural philosophy.
Among prominent philosophers, there are two distinct viewpoints on time. One view is that time is part of the fundamental structure of the universe, a dimension ...