« on: 12/05/2011 09:48:38 »
awesome thank you very much again for your time in answering my questions
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Time is in three parts: Future-which never arrives and exists only in ones' imagination. Present-which exists only for an infinitesimal split second and Past which goes on forever in ones' memory but never returns except as mistakes which we make and are inclined to repeat. Thanks for comments. Joe L. Ogan
Where understanding time is concerned, I think there is no such thing as a stupid question. St Augustine shared our problem and expressed it well: "What then is time? If no one asks me, I know; if I wish to explain it to someone who asks, I know not".
A difficult question because it depends a bit precisely what the questioner means. If you just mean would time cease to exist if you could not see anything and could only be aware of things by touching them. groping around an drecognising things by feel requires a sense of time so clearly time exists.
However most of the interactions of which we are aware of are mediated by electromagnetic radiation and light is one particular form of electromagnetic radiation and without this no electromagnetic interactions could happen. This would still leave other sorts of interactions notably gravity by which changes in the environment could be sensed so on the whole Time appears to be a fundamental part of the sort of universe we can understand.