anna asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 year ago

Is change caused by time or is time caused by change?

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  • 1 year ago

    Change cannot happen without a passage of time, (maybe).

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  • 1 year ago

    Maybe.

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  • goring
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Time is the fluid we swim in..WE can move in it and our motion indicates the amount of time we take.

    The more you swim the more time you take. If you take to much you actually drown in a sea of time dilation..

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  • 1 year ago

    Time is a coordinate, often called a dimension. As such, just like the spatial ones, it is mutually independent of the others.

    Which is why we call it space.time. My point, changes in position (space) will not affect time. They are mutually exclusive. While there is no good definition of time, other than being a necessary coordinate in our 4 space.time, I do like this:

    Time is defined by the passage of ongoing events.

    Note that this doesn't say time is ongoing events, but that the events define or, maybe, show us that time is passing. For example, your beating heart shows us that time is passing; there is an interval of time between beats...the events.

    So if you accept that your changes are events, then those changes show us that time exists. But those changes only define time, they do not create it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    only at 4:20

    • anna1 year agoReport

      Asshole

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  • 1 year ago

    Things change within time. But neither is the cause if the other. We don't know what time is or what causes it or why it flows.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Some quantum physics theories indicate that minute geometric changes precede and therefore constitute "time." This theorizing regards events at the Planck level and even preceding it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Time is an artifact of motion. Motion is a change in the spatial position of matter, so abstractly one could say yes. If motion or matter did not occur, time would not exist., or perhaps more precisely it would have no meaning or mathematical value.

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  • marty
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Nothing causes time, time is just a concept to be able to describe physical laws. You can not even inversely say time causes anything to happen.

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  • 1 year ago

    Perhaps time is a measure of change.

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