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Rather than thinking of time as a concept think of motion. Energy imparts motion and motion causes change. Nothing is stationary. As things move and cause change we measure this. As a convenience we invented the concept of time which we marked by observing the motions of the celestial bodies and the rotation of the earth. Remove our invention of time and all we are measuring are relative motions and degrees of change relative to one another. Without our invention of time relativity would only be concerned with the measure of change over distance and how fields affect the properties of these changes. Our measure of distance would be part of the changing environment.
Try to describe motion without time for even while at rest you are still dilating in time. 
Nothing is as it seems to be and all things are subjective realities to the location of a particular observer. Everything is relative to each person from their particular viewpoint.
There is no absolute or universal time
Time cannot exist without space
To illustrate what I mean, if we set and synchronized two extremely accurate atomic clocks…
Even the slightest movement between two objects has a real effect on the rate that time advances/flows between them.
Another way I also like to imagine time, is to think of time, is that time might be likened to a sort of almost infinitely stretchable elastic band The closer one gets to the speed of light, the greater the elastic band will stretch behind you, causing time behind you to flow/stretch at a faster rate at your rear,
Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, is no longer a theory, but proven fact.
Stop all the time measurements in the universe and all movement will still continue unaffected.
However if we could hypothetically stop all movement in the universe and freeze it at absolute zero would time still be a factor or reality because in a state of absolute zero movement, nothing can happen or will ever happen again?
The twin paradox describes what happens to time at near the speed of light.
In theory if you could have the unimaginable amount of energy to come within the nearest fraction of the speed of light, and traveled to a very distant galaxy, you might come out of your journey at the dying moments of the universe with our sun and planet you left behind, long gone and just cosmic ashes of the final breakup of the universe.
The physics as far as present knowledge are concerned, only allows for one for travel into the future, going back into the past is impossible,
It is hypothetically possible to go to the far future if we had the almost unimaginable amount of enough energy needed to push our space ship to near light speed, but only to the future and sadly you could never return to our own time you left behind at the beginning of our journey.
Another view about time is that it is just an illusion, a purely human construct…
Maybe there is only Now, the Eternal Now where everything that has happened, is happening and ever will happen, relative to the Earth concept of time already exists, always has existed and always will exist?
The mystery of TimeYour comments please?
Does time advance is ever smaller discrete moments?
Does time have a beginning and an end?Or does time it flow like a continuous river?Is there a place where time does not exist, like an eternal now?
God created time, space and energy then falls asleep.
That is my whole science book. The rest is story.
To try and answer your question I published a book on the subject with de Gruyter Open, called 'The Far Horizons of Time', available for free download at de Gruyter Open's websiteI'd be interested in your take on it?BestChris
Quote from: HchrisRansford on 29/04/2015 16:58:44To try and answer your question I published a book on the subject with de Gruyter Open, called 'The Far Horizons of Time', available for free download at de Gruyter Open's websiteI'd be interested in your take on it?BestChrisHello PeteFollowed me to this forum, but blocked me from your tiny one why?
Quote from: Alan McDougall on 01/05/2015 20:12:23Quote from: HchrisRansford on 29/04/2015 16:58:44To try and answer your question I published a book on the subject with de Gruyter Open, called 'The Far Horizons of Time', available for free download at de Gruyter Open's websiteI'd be interested in your take on it?BestChrisHello PeteFollowed me to this forum, but blocked me from your tiny one why?I don't understand. Is there another Pete here that you're referring to? That post doesn't appear to be written by anybody other than Chris so why talk to me if I'm the Pete you're referring to? And if I'm the Pete you're talking to then what do you mean by "Followed me to this forum, but blocked me from your tiny one why?" ?