Time and Order


Passage of Time is woven throughout the history of humans.

We believe Time is a linear progression of events. From known past to a future, that has not yet arrived.

Humans need Time to make sense of the world and our existence.

Past did happen, but our brain records it as simply events.

To make sense of these records, we need order. Hence we invented Time.

In the distant past we associated events with seasons.

At first we remembered a dramatic event that happened during the last harvest.

Eventually we cataloged events by years, months, hours, etc.

We created segments of Time based on earth's rotation and it's orbit around the sun.

One dictionary definition of Time is: indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future regarded as a whole.

This is true in the human mind. In my opinion, the universe exists only in the present. There is no past or future.


Newton's law of universal gravitation states that every particle attracts every other particle in the universe with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between their centers.

We can calculate gravitational pull with great precision. Gravity is one type of Order.

Einstein Special Theory of Relativity talks about space-time continuum. I agree with his concept of space and disagree with his concept of time.

An interesting question is what is the relationship of Newton's theory of gravity and Einstein's theory of space curvature.

Can they both be true? Or is Newton's Law applicable at a smale scale and Einstein's applicable at level of stellar objects.

In physics the gravitational, electromagnetic, strong nuclear and weak nuclear forces are all highly ordered.

Universe needs Order to exist not Time.

Time is a human abstraction.

Time is not a property of space.

Time is only a unit of measure.

Written By: Dennis Wilmeth
Published: 9/15/18
Revised: 11/7/18
Email: wilmeth@verizon.net


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