The time. Is it right? 12 replies

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Sid6.7

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#1 14 years ago

well 3000 years ago there werent clocks maybe less. Now it is 10:01 in the PM... how do we know its really 10:01? who decided to start the clock at a certain time of day and have us all belive that it is really the time it is when u look at the clock? every clock is either a minute early... or a minute late or 3 minutes late... which clock has the right time and is EXACT? or is it all an illusuion for us to decide to go to work and use as a schedule organizer




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#2 14 years ago
Sid6.7well 3000 years ago there werent clocks maybe less. Now it is 10:01 in the PM... how do we know its really 10:01? who decided to start the clock at a certain time of day and have us all belive that it is really the time it is when u look at the clock? every clock is either a minute early... or a minute late or 3 minutes late... which clock has the right time and is EXACT? or is it all an illusuion for us to decide to go to work and use as a schedule organizer

Its based on the earths orbit, not when the clocks were started...




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#3 14 years ago

They have a clock that is exactly right down to the milisecond all around the planet. They get the clock this way using who knows what kind of tools. But anyways, if you want to know the exact time, just go to any sycronizing program on the internet if your computer doesn't automatically syncronize your computer clock and you will get an exact time. Of course over time the clock will be off a few seconds according to the national clocks but you can resync it.




colonel_bob

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#4 14 years ago
Sid6.7Or is it all an illusuion for us to decide to go to work and use as a schedule organizer

Boom. You got it. There is no 'absolute' time, just whatever we decide to call it. If everyone decides to set their clocks ahead 20 minutes, it would all be good. Hell, we could put 46 minutes in an hour if we wanted to. The current system, however, works the best, so we're sticking with it.




NiteStryker

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#5 14 years ago

Time as in hours and minutes and days, weeks, years, etc, does not exist naturally, its merly a measurement invented by humans to track our lives better.




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#6 14 years ago

that's quite a perplexing question. just as much as are we really awake.

don't mess with what's been working so far. and you've got to admit, those atomic clocks are really pretty cool, my dad has a wrist-watch one. sets itself according to GMT everytime it has a signal




NiteStryker

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#7 14 years ago

I have a digital sport pocketwatch...i dont like soemthing on my wrist




colonel_bob

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#8 14 years ago
NiteStrykerI have a digital sport pocketwatch...i dont like soemthing on my wrist

Why not? its a convenient way to tell time, without having to dig around in your pocket.




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#9 14 years ago

time is relative it is an illusion lol




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#10 14 years ago

the pocketwatch is looped thru my belt so I can just pull it out




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